The recent rain is helping, but we need several more inches to see a significant improvement in our drought status. Thank you for continuing to help conserve water.
A few adjustments can save you a lot of water!
Run full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine.
Make sure that your washing machine is set to the correct water level setting.
Use water efficient appliances – try looking for the WaterSense label.
See below for more water conservation tips
Lawn and Garden Water Conservation Tips
• Water Your Lawn Early and Less Often – the earlier your water, the more water is absorbed into your lawn. Turn on sprinklers early or set your automatic sprinklers to turn on in the very early morning. Only water your lawn once a week.
• Don’t Overwater – roughly 1” of water per week is enough to keep your lawn healthy. Water when your lawn needs, not out of habit. Try to water slowly – the faster you water, the more water runs off – not benefitting your lawn.
• Adjust Your Sprinklers – make sure sprinklers are aimed at lawn and garden areas, and not watering pavement, patios, or buildings.
• Mulch Your Trees and Plants – Mulch helps prevent water evaporation and prevents some weed growth.
• Leave Grass Clippings in Place – grass clippings provide shade for the soil.
• Check for Leaks – Leaks in hoses, pipes, couplings, or sprinklers wastes water.
• Reminder: The City of St. Cloud is currently under watering restrictions: watering is only permitted once per week; on your garbage pickup day, and Saturday OR Sunday for commercial businesses.
Indoor Water Conservation Tips:
• Fix running toilets.
• Turn off the tap while shaving or brushing your teeth.
• Take a shower instead of a bath. Low Flow showerheads save more water.
• Only run full loads of laundry and use correct water level settings.
• Only run the dishwasher when it’s full.
• Use water-efficient appliances (look for the WaterSense label).