Water, water everywhere? These days, not so much. Nine states are experiencing varying levels of drought. In California, where 93.91 percent of the state is experiencing severe drought, Southern California homes are losing their lawns to creative landscaping. Even Houston area homes are affected in Texas, as 24.7% of the state is in severe drought.
No matter where you live, conserving water is the smart way to go.
- Check for leaks and repair or replace wherever there is plumbing.
- Don’t let the water run while brushing teeth or shaving, take short showers instead of baths.
- In the kitchen, collect water in basins for everything from washing vegetables to rinsing just-washed dishes. Avoid using the garbage disposal.
- Whenever possible run full loads of laundry. With smaller loads, be sure the water level is adjusted.
- Outside, cut back on watering, use less, let grass grow longer or replace the lawn entirely with plants that require less water. Collect rainwater for watering plants.
We’re doing our part at Taylor Morrison, trying to be as water-conscious as possible. For more ways to conserve read the EPA’s Simple Steps to Save Water.