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Outside Water Conservation

Image result for outside water conservationWhy Water Conservation is important

  • Water is a finite resource – even though about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, less than 1 percent is available for human use.
  • On average a residential home in Columbia uses 3,740 gallons a month of water.
  • Toilets account for approximately 25% of indoor water use.
  • Energy efficient water use has also spiked since 1999. This is because of energy efficient appliances (e.g. toilets, washer and dryers, dishwashers, and shower heads.)

Outside water usage for an average consumer in the City of Columbia is around 30% of total water usage. Columbia Water & Light wants to make sure that you know the proper ways to water your landscape to help you save money and conserve water.

Whether you are watering your garden or laying new grass it is important to think about how to use water efficiently. Here are some tips that we think you need to know about how to get the most out of your water and landscape.

Outside water tips

Up to 60% of all water use in the summer is outdoors on landscaping. However, one of the most common problems with landscaping is over watering! By using the water conservation techniques outlined on this page, you might be surprised by a better looking yard and lower water bills. You will also be helping the community by ensuring the availability of water during peak pumping periods. Most importantly, you are saving water for future generations.

WaterSense can provide you with more tips and tricks to help you conserve water Outside.

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