Save Water in the Yard this Summer!

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How Do We Use Water_EPA

A sample breakdown of household water use in the U.S.


The average American family uses over 300 gallons of water per day, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

During the summer, that number can go up to 1,000 gallons per day.

Outdoor water use accounts for about 30% of the daily amount nationally —

and as much as 50% of that is wasted because of inefficient watering practices and systems.


Check the EPA’s guidelines for the EPA’s guidelines on understanding your water bill, and read more about water use in the U.S. 


Curb Your Water Waste

Water Wasted Outdoors EPA

To reduce summer water use, EPA’s WaterSense program recommends:

  • fixing leaks in sprinkler systems,
  • checking sprinklers to make sure they are watering grass and not the sidewalk or driveway,
  • and taking steps to avoid over-watering grass.

More summer tips from WaterSense

“Grass isn’t really meant to be bright green in the summer,” the EPA states.

Check out the infographic below for more information and tips from the EPA (or view a larger version here):

Save Water in the Yard EPA infographic

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