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 several Water Conservation Incentive Program Rebates geared to help you save water while saving money! Check out the rebates webpage to find out more.

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