Groundwater Conservation Tips

March 9, 2015
In recognition of National Groundwater Awareness Week the National Ground Water Association aquifer.3(NGWA) and Eco News Network share these 11 groundwater conservation tips.

  1. Never pour water down the drain when there may be another use for it
  2. Repair dripping faucets and toilets; one drop per second wastes 2,700 gallons a year
  3. Retrofit household faucets by installing aerators with flow restrictors
  4. Choose appliances that are water- and/or energy-efficient, such as low-flow toilets
  5. Don’t run a faucet when I’m not using the water, such as while brushing my teeth
  6. Only run the dishwasher when it is fully loaded
  7. Operate clothes washers only when they are full, or set the water level to match the load size
  8. Plant native and/or drought-resistant grasses, ground cover, shrubs, and trees
  9. Use a shutoff nozzle on the hose for car washing that can be adjusted to a fine spray
  10. Avoid over watering my lawn; a heavy rain eliminates the need to water for up to two weeks
  11. Raise the mower blade to a higher level to hold soil moisture and strengthen the root system.

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Photo courtesy of NGWA.


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