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      Outdoor Watering Tips
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Outdoor Watering Tips
Whether you're watering the lawn or washing the family car, the tips below will help you conserve water!
Talk to your parents about planting plants that do not need a lot of water, like sage, daffodils or tulips.
Use a broom or blower to clean driveways, sidewalks and decks. Using a hose to push around a few leaves and debris can waste hundreds of gallons of water.
Don't let water flow down the driveway while helping your parents wash the car. Instead, use a pail of soapy water to wash the car. Then use a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle to rinse it off.
Only use outdoor watering during the cooler parts of the day, and never when it's windy. TMWA rules and ordinances prohibit watering between noon and 6 p.m.
Ask your parents permission to search for leaks outside your home, like from the hose or outside faucet. Then, you and your parents can work together to fix the leak and save gallons of water.
Check to make sure that the water from your sprinklers lands on the lawn or garden, not on concrete where it does no good. Also make sure the sprinklers are turned off on windy days when much of the water will be carried off before it even hits the ground.



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