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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Missouri American Water Offers Summer Water Conservation Tips

Missouri American Water Offers Tips and Ongoing Reminders to Help Customers Save Money and Be Water Responsible This Summer. 

Missouri American Water, the state’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility, is working to give customers the knowledge and inspiration to avoid the water overuse “pitfalls” that frequently come with summer heat and activities. Ultimately, the tips and insights offered by Missouri American Water are designed to help our customers save money while alleviating stress on water supplies and infrastructure in the heat of summer.

Missouri American Water wants to remind people of the value of water, while empowering them with tips they can use every day to reduce usage and save money.  

Missouri American Water’s tips for summer include:

  • Reuse. Use water from rain barrels and kiddie pools for watering lawn and gardens.
  • Embrace the bucket! Instead of using a running hose, use water contained in a bucket for washing cars and pets, and rinsing vegetables and sandy/grassy feet.
  • Only water during the coolest parts of the day (early morning or evening) to minimize evaporation. Also, be aware of which plants don’t need to be watered every day.
  • Watch weather forecast to avoid “Mother Nature” re-watering your garden, which could also damage plants.
  • Choose your plants wisely. Purchase varieties that require less-than-daily watering and remain hearty in drier weather. And, don’t forget to mulch (only 2-3”) to help with water retention.
  • Check for leaks and breaks in hoses, sprinkler systems and pipes.
  • Raise the level of your lawnmower blade to avoid lawn burnout and the need for watering.
  • Keep an eye on your sprinkler’s “sweep” to make sure all the water is reaching vegetation that needs it and not the pavement! Check this frequently in case a person or animal has accidentally redirected your sprinkler.

More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com or in the pamphlet below.  

Missouri American Water - Water Conservation Tips