2024 is here and water conservation is more important than ever. As we embark on a new year, we’ve rounded up 10 easy water-saving resolutions, to make 2024 the year of a more water-conscious lifestyle. Whether you’re a gardening guru or just getting your feet wet in water conservation, these resolutions are here to turn your everyday routines into water-saving victories.
1. DIY – Fix Leaks and Drips:
Start the year right by tackling those simple plumbing fixes around your home. Did you know that a dripping faucet can waste gallons of water in no time? Check out these DIY plumbing videos and learn how a few tweaks can make a substantial difference in your water usage and help you start your water-saving resolutions.
2. Water Plants Properly:
Ever wondered if you’re giving your plants just the right amount of water? Our resource guide will give you all the information you need to get you through the art of efficient watering for your lawn or landscape. Let’s make 2024 the year of flourishing gardens with precisely what your plants need—no more, no less.
3. Install Water-Efficient Fixtures:
Purchase fixtures with this label for highest efficiency.
Upgrade your home with water-efficient fixtures. Check out our page on installing water-efficient faucets, showerheads, and toilets to make a lasting impact on your water usage. These fixtures not only conserve water but also save you money every day and every month.
Remember, you’re our number one water-saving tip!
4. Implement Monthly Water Conservation Habits:
Small changes = big impact. Join us in adopting a new water-saving habit each month. Our 100 ways to save explores various creative and practical habits that you can seamlessly incorporate into your routine. Let’s make sustainable living a habit in 2024!
5. Make Water-Wise Changes to Your Landscape:
Transform your outdoor space into a water-smart retreat. Explore this landscape video series featuring the AZ Plant Lady from our partner, the City of Mesa, for expert insights on creating a beautiful, yet water-efficient landscape. Your garden will thank you, and so will the environment.
6. Check for Hidden Leaks:
Leaky pipes hidden from plain sight can waste significant amounts of water. Dive into our blog to check for hidden leaks, ensuring your home is free from water-wasting culprits. A proactive approach to leaks can save both water and money and help you accomplish your water-saving resolutions this year.
7. Harvest Rainwater:
Why pay for water when it’s free? Even with our little rainfall, implementing a rainwater harvesting system not only conserves water but also provides a sustainable source for your garden. Learn how to harvest rainwater here.
Don’t allow wasteful runoff!
8. Learn Irrigation Hacks Like Cycle-and-Soak:
When you have heavy clay soils or slopes that you’re watering, you might have wasteful runoff. Discover the art of a smart watering schedule tailored to your landscape’s needs. Learn about the cycle-and-soak technique, ensuring your plants thrive while conserving water.
9. Start Conserving Water in the Laundry Room
We’ve got 8 ways to save not just water, but also energy (by saving hot water) in the laundry room. Our blog highlights easy ways to save blue (water) so you can be green with your laundry routine.
10. Participate in Community Water-Saving Initiatives:
Join community-led water-saving initiatives, classes, and programs in Arizona. Discover events in your area that contribute to larger conservation efforts and make a collective impact on water sustainability.
As we step into a new year, these water-saving resolutions offer practical and achievable steps towards a more sustainable Arizona. Let’s make every drop count in 2024, together!
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