Summer is the season of outdoor activities, but it's also a time when water usage can skyrocket. With water scarcity becoming an increasing concern, it's important to find ways to reduce outdoor water use and reduce our impact on the environment. Here at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we're not just experts in offering professional plumbing service—we're also passionate about water conservation. We believe in doing our part to preserve this precious resource and help our customers save money on their water bills.
Here are five of our best tips for reducing outdoor water consumption this summer:
Sprinkler technology has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade. Today, there are a wide range of water-saving sprinklers and hoses designed to help conserve water by delivering it more efficiently to your lawn and garden. Water-saving sprinklers and hoses typically use features such as adjustable nozzles, low flow rates, and targeted delivery to minimize water waste and maximize effectiveness. If your sprinkler system is more than a couple of years old, we recommend you install a modern system that is designed to save water.
It’s advisable to inspect your irrigation system regularly for leaks and broken lines to prevent water waste. Have a plumber check the connections between pipes and sprinkler heads to ensure they are secure and not leaking. The plumber should also inspect the sprinkler heads themselves for damage or wear, and replace any damaged or worn heads. If you have a drip irrigation system, the plumber should inspect the emitters, valves, and tubing for damage or wear.
Installing an automatic rain shutoff device is a great way to conserve water and ensure that your lawn and garden only receive the amount of water they need. An automatic rain shutoff device works by sensing the amount of rainfall that has occurred and using that information to turn off your sprinkler system. This device will help you save money on your water bill.
The ideal water pressure for a sprinkler system ranges between 40 psi and 50 psi. If your sprinkler’s water pressure exceeds 60 psi, it can not only damage the delicate plants and flowers in your yard, but it can also waste a lot of water. It’s advisable to have a plumber install a water pressure gauge on your sprinkler system to monitor the water pressure. This can help you conserve water, prevent damage to your plants, and ensure that your irrigation system is operating efficiently.
Installing a rain barrel is another great way to conserve water and reduce your water bill. You can use a rain barrel to collect rainwater from your roof and store it for later use in watering your lawn and garden.
Water your lawn early in the morning when it's cooler and less windy. This reduces water loss from evaporation and ensures that the water is absorbed by the soil. Instead of watering your lawn every day for a short period of time, water it deeply and infrequently. Watering deeply reduces water waste from evaporation.
If you’re in need of reliable plumbing service in your home or business, reach out to the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing. From leak detection, leak repair, outdoor plumbing repairs, plumbing system inspection, water line repairs, water line replacements, and plumbing system maintenance, you can trust our skilled and experienced plumbers for all of your plumbing needs.