Over half of household water use – in some cases up to 70% – takes place outdoors, on our landscapes. That means watering your yard efficiently is one of the best and easiest ways to save water overall.
Check out one of our Water – Use It Wisely partners, Mike Buettner from the City of Peoria, showing Terry Ouellette from Channel 15’s Sonoran Living Live all about watering landscapes properly.
Watch this segment to see Mike demonstrate a simple catch-can test that reveals how efficiently your lawn is being watered, and give tips for watering plants around your landscape with just the right amount of water. Find more details in our booklet or online version of Landscape Watering by the Numbers: A Guide for the Arizona Desert. Hard copies of the booklet can be found at your local nursery, or by contacting your water provider.
Michael Buettner is the Environmental Resources Supervisor, City of Peoria. The City of Peoria, AZ is one of 15 Water – Use It Wisely partners to offer water-saving advice.