Every sprinkler nozzle is a shower, and that means they have the potential to waste water! Adjusting your sprinkler nozzle to minimize flow and eliminate overspray, and ensuring there is no overlap between sidewalk and patio watering, can save approximately 250 gallons per cycle! To learn more about recommended watering times, visit the Watering Calculator.
Different seasons also means different amounts of water for your plants! During the cooler fall and winter months, reducing most plants and turf to a maximum of 3 to 4 minutes of watering can save thousands of gallons of water each month.
Adjusting your lawn mower to ensure grass stays relatively tall will ensure that roots stay shaded and full of moisture.
Commercial facilities recycle water, saving more than 100 gallons per wash while reducing urban runoff pollution.
Mulch retains moisture, saving 20-30 gallons of water per day.
Preventing water evaporation can conserve nearly 15,000 gallons of water each year!
Keeping to these set timeframes can save 20-25 gallons of water per day.
Your water-efficient drip irrigation system may qualify for a rebate! Plus, keeping track of how and when your plants are watered can save 20-25 gallons of water per day.
These devices, which also qualify for a rebate, adjust according to your location’s moisture levels to only water when necessary.
Leaks cost you money and water! Be on the lookout for worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, broken sprinkler heads, and leaking valves.
Did you know that water efficient toilets can qualify for MNWD rebates? The latest high-efficiency models and save up to 17,500 gallons each year!
Repairing leaky toilets can save you 30 to 500 gallons of water per day. Here’s a quick way to make sure your toilet stays leak-free:
Waiting to run both clothes and dishwashers until they are completely full can save up to 1,000 gallons of water each month.
There’s one easy way to tell if there’s a water leak in your home — an unusually high water bill! If the price of water seems high, be sure to check your home for leaks.
A simple solution to saving water in your home is installing water efficient shower heads. These easy-to-install fixtures can save up to 750 gallons of water per month.
Leaving the water running while performing everyday tasks can be a huge water waster! Turning off the water when brushing teeth, washing hands, shaving, and more can save lots of water each day!
Shortening a ten minute shower to five minutes can save 2.5 gallons of water per minute!
Anyone can recycle water! Simply using a bucket to collect excess water during a shower or while using the sink can provide a surplus of recycled water for your outdoor needs.
While it’s tempting to discard trash in the toilet, doing so wastes water and creates pollution. Every unnecessary toilet flush can waste up to 6 gallons of water.
Replacing your clothes washer with a water efficient version can save 20-30 gallons of water per load! Plus, you may even qualify for a rebate!