Water Saving Tips: Outdoors

You know you can save water by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth, “letting it mellow” and taking care not to waste it while cooking and cleaning. But did you know this direct water use only makes up a small portion of all the water you use? There is way more water – also known as virtual water – in the food, goods and services you consume.

Read on to learn how to save water outside (be sure to also check out our tips for reducing your energy use), and take our Water Footprint Calculator to find out how much water you use directly and indirectly each day. 

Lawns and Gardens

Xeriscape

Rain Barrels

Swimming Pools and Summer Fun

Washing Your Car