Outdoor Conservation

Recommended Outdoor Conservation Practices

Walk across the lawn, if you leave footprints, it’s time to water. “Cycle and Soak” – Water in in two to three short cycles rather than a single long period of time is more efficient and beneficial and allows the water to soak deeply into the ground between the cycles. For example, Water for four minutes, wait at least 60 …

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Harvested rainwater should not be used for drinking

Many people who are interested in conserving our precious groundwater resources consider harvesting rainwater for a variety of purposes around the house. Harvested rainwater should not be used for drinking. One good reason is that small wildlife — such as squirrels — may be able to get inside the tanks unless protective screens are installed…not to mention insects and other foreign matter. Because of these purity …

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