Water is a shared resource within recreation and hydration for both plants and humans. This constant need puts a lot of pressure on local water suppliers. This resource is far from infinite, which is why it's crucial people do everything they can to conserve water. If that means finally picking up the phone to call your local Roto-Rooter professional to seal those leaks or replace your cracked pipes, then do so immediately!
Here are three ways to curb outdoor water waste:
Collect and recycle rainwater ...
Instead of using your hose to water your garden every day, start collecting and repurposing rainwater instead. When you know a big storm is going to hit, place a rain barrel underneath the gutters attached to your roof. You can also divert the flow of water from the drainpipes into a bucket or large bin. If possible, you can also divert downspouts and drain lines from your air conditioner to your flowerbeds.
... and grey water
Another rescue and recycle method is taking the water from the bath, shower and washing machine - otherwise known as grey water - and using it a second time around. You can even purchase grey -water diverters that will redirect the water you use indoors to our outdoor irrigation system. If you go this route, be sure to switch to biodegradable soap, shampoo and conditioner. Strong cleaners that contain bleach, disinfectant or salt can severely harm your flowers and foliage.
Cover your swimming pool
If you have the luxury of a swimming pool in your backyard, you probably realize how much you have to refill it every couple of days. Pools lose multiple gallons of water due to evaporation, some more than others. Because of this, consider investing in a pool cover to shield the pool from the blistering Sparks sun.
Curb your outdoor water waste and contact your local Sparks Roto-Rooter professional today.