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Tips for Water Conservation

The TN Department of Environment and Conservation has asked us to provide the following source for water conservation tips and assistance.  For more information, please follow this link.  You may also see a list of suggestions below by clicking on More.

Click National Weather Service Drought Monitor for TN for drought information in TN.


Category: News
Posted by: bethe
As drought conditions continue, voluntary conservation measures will become even more critical.  Just cutting back on typical warm weather activities such as watering lawns and plants, filling swimming pools and washing cars can make a difference.   Voluntary efforts exercised at this stage of the threat may prevent the need to mandate water-conservation practices in the near future.   There are simple things Tennesseans can do to conserve water, including:

  • Avoid washing your car at home with a hose – seek out waterless  car washes or commercial car wash systems that recycle water
  • Take shorter showers
  • Fix all leaky plumbing fixtures, including outdoor hoses
  • Install sink faucets with aerators, motion sensors, or automatic  shut-offs
  • Install low-flow shower heads
  • Run washing machines and dishwashers only with full loads
  • Install low-flush toilets, or put a one-liter water bottle in  the toilet tank
  • Buy appliances with water conservation features
  • Avoid watering lawns.  If you do, water lawns and gardens  sparingly in the morning or evening to prevent excessive evaporation
  • Landscape with native plants, shrubs and trees – they are  adapted to periods of drought and may require less water than non-native  ornamentals
  • Minimize use of kitchen sink garbage disposal units
  • Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants
  • Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways and sidewalks

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