Water Conservation

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Water Conservation Tips

  • If you water your grass and trees more heavily, but less often, this saves water and builds stronger roots. 
    • Water during the coolest part of the day to lessen the impact of evaporation.
    • On average, lawns require only 0.25 inches of water per day or 1.25 inches of water per week in warm weather
  • An automatic dishwasher uses 9 to 12 gallons of water while hand washing dishes can use up to 20 gallons, and make sure the dishwasher is full.
  • Install a high-efficiency clothes washer, and make sure the washer is full. 
  • Put a bucket in the shower while you're waiting for the water to warm up,and use the water you catch for watering plants, flushing the toilet or cleaning.
  • Spend less time in the shower.
  • Install a low-flow showerhead. A low-flow showerhead typically uses 12.5 gallons or less during an average 5-minute shower.
  • Install a high-efficiency toilet.
  • Let pee be – only flush #2.
  • Proper household maintenance (faucets, toilets, showers, sinks, etc.) will reduce leaks.
  • Participate in the City of Hendersonville's Rain barrel program.
  • The City of Hendersonville also offers a customer-side shut off valve rebate program. This will help save water during an active leak. Also, if you are away on vacation or away for an extended period, the shut-off valve will help prevent water from staying in your pipes and creating a leaky situation while away and unable to mitigate water damage.

Conservation Resources

Top 10 Things You Can Do At Home To Conserve Water

Mills River Flow Information - US Geological Survey

North Carolina Drought Monitor

Save Water NC

RiverLink Water RICH Initiative

Water Conservation Tips (Water Conservation Foundation) 

45 Sustainability Resources