Use Water Efficiently Especially During the Summer Months

Using water efficiently is important throughout the year, but in the summer, water use can make a big difference for community water supplies.

June 14, 2024

Good water use habits can help conserve water and prepare citizens if a water ban happens.  Check out the flyer below (select image to enlarge) to see a few of the things we can easily do to save water during the summer and all year long!


  • Water landscapes in the early morning or evening. Water by hand when possible.

  • Inspect irrigation systems and check for leaks and broken or clogged sprinkler heads. Check for leaks at your hose spigot as well.

  • Raise your lawn mower blade when cutting grass. Longer grass promotes deeper root growth, resulting in a more drought-resistant lawn, reduced evaporation, and fewer weeds.

  • Sweep or blow off driveways & sidewalks instead of using the hose.

  • Use a nozzle on your hose.

  • Limit car washes or use a commercial car wash that recycles water.

  • Turn off the tap while shaving or brushing teeth.

  • Showers use less water than baths. Keep an eye on the length of your showers.

  • Wash only full loads of laundry and use cold water when possible.

  • Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of letting the faucet run until the water is cool.

  • Fix leaks including the leaky faucet or running toilet.


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