Outdoor Tips

GRF Outdoor

Try some of these easy tips to help save water around your home and in your neighborhood. You can also print this list to keep a copy as a reminder or to share with neighbors!


  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks. Save 10-15 gallons per minute.
  • Repair leaking outdoor faucets and hose bibsSave 15-20 gallons per day.
  • Repair leaks around pools and spa pumpsave 20 gallons per day per leak.
  • If you own them, set water pressure reducers between 40-60 pounds psi. Water savings vary with pressure, but can be significant.
  • Use a commercial car wash that recycles wash waterSave 200+ gallons per wash.
  • If municipal ordinances don't prohibit it, drive your car onto a lawn to wash it. Rinse water can help water the grass.
  • If you have an evaporative air conditioner, direct the water drain line to a flower bed, tree base or lawn.


  • Install automatic shut-off nozzle on your hose, available for free from the DistrictSave 10-15 gallons per minute.
  • Install covers on pools and spas to reduce evaporationSave 30 gallons per day, depending on square footage.
  • Install a water pressure reducer if your current water pressure exceeds 80 psiWater savings vary with pressure, but can be significant.