Water Conservation Tips
- If you water your grass and trees more heavily, but less often, this saves water and builds stronger roots. (Hendersonville's smart irrigation systems rebate)
- 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. (Hendersonville's high-efficiency clothes washer rebate)
- 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. (Hendersonville's high-efficiency toilet rebate)
- 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.
Top 10 Things You Can Do At Home To Conserve Water
Mills River Flow Information - US Geological Survey
North Carolina Drought Monitor
Earth Gauge - Water Conservation
Save Water NC
RiverLink Water RICH Initiative
Water Conservation Tips (EPA)
Water Conservation Tips (Water Conservation Foundation)