Water Conservationupdated: Monday, April 29, 2013
Here's How to Conserve Water
Sprinkle lawns early in the morning or in the evening. Don't sprinkle lawns from noon to 6 p.m. when as much as 75 percent of the water evaporates. Water trees and gardens with a hose or soaker hose rather than a sprinkler. Use mulch around trees, shrubs and flowers to retain soil moisture. Sweep driveways and sidewalks with a broom rather than hosing them down. Repair leaky taps and toilets. A dripping faucet can waste 15 to 20 gallons of water a day.
Please help us avoid a water shortage. During a typical hot summer day, St. Louis Park usage rises to 12 million to 14 million gallons each day, as compared to 5 million to 6 million gallons each day in winter.
Water Conservation Toolbox
Water use by residential customers ranges from watering lawns and gardens to showering and tooth brushing. The Metropolitan Council's Water Conservation Toolbox includes information and an extensive list of resources for residents who want to use their water efficiently.
American Water Works Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Healthy Water
MN Department of Health - Brochures & Facts
St. Louis Park Sprinkling Restrictions
University of MN Extension - Home Lawn Care Information
Water Education Foundation
Water Science for Schools