07 July 2008

"Save Some Green and Go Blue"

While drought-like conditions aren't as wide-spread this summer as in the past, The City of Dallas Water Utilities' "Save Some Green and Go Blue" water conservation program offers these tips for staying water-wise this summer:

-Fill a bucket of water to wash your dog or car to avoid leaving the hose running
-Cover your pool or spa to reduce evaporation
-If you use an automatic sprinkler system, be sure it does not water sidewalks, driveways or streets.

-Fix leaky faucets.
-Take shorter showers, using low-flow shower heads.
-Upgrade your toilets (if installed prior to 1992) to a low-flow, water efficient model.

For more tips on how to save water this summer, visit SaveDallasWater.com.


1 comment:

Judith van Praag said...

Hi Gretchen,
Good heads up for preserving water. You may not want to hear a tip from Seattle (everybody seems to think this is the wettest place in the US, which is not true) but here's one for keeping thirsty young trees happy, while not losing water through run-off. Use an ooze tube (not my words). Basically it's a looped bag with pin point punctures from which the water seeps out in about three days. I don't know if it would work in your climate. But here the tube itself blocks the sun from hitting the area directly around the stem. In Dallas the water in the tube might heat up, and what that could do, I don't know.

Btw when I saw the name of this blog, I read Dalla Schild, another gardener perhaps, I thought.