Outdoor Water Tips

 

 

 

 

<strong>Use a broom</strong> instead of a hose6http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/Sweep<strong>Use a broom</strong> instead of a hose<div class="ExternalClass54EEFBBF85BB45DC803B7469C5446F8F"><p>Sweep driveways, decks, patios and sidewalks with a broom instead of using a hose. That 15-minute job could use 675 litres of water.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/usebroom.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/outdoor-tips/TipImages/usebroom.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/usebroom.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/UseBroommShare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/outdoor-tips/TipImages/UseBroommShare.jpg15.0000000000000
Let your car get <strong>dusty</strong>5http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/Dusty CarLet your car get <strong>dusty</strong><div class="ExternalClass43E2BF5BA10646EB9BC5DBB11AB0FF7C"><p>Wash windscreens, windows and headlights for safety, using a bucket. For heavy-duty jobs, use a commercial car wash that recycles water.</p> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/DustyCare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/outdoor-tips/TipImages/DustyCare.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/DustyCare.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/DustyCarShare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/outdoor-tips/TipImages/DustyCarShare.jpg20.0000000000000
Our <strong>water use increases by 50% in summer</strong>, largely due to sprinkling and other outdoor use2http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/SprinklerOur <strong>water use increases by 50% in summer</strong>, largely due to sprinkling and other outdoor use<div class="ExternalClassE2AF53E97F4F49678FE152B45F0206CB"><p>An hour of sprinkling uses as much water as 25 toilet flushes, five loads of laundry, and five dishwasher loads combined.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/water.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/outdoor-tips/TipImages/water.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/water.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/OutdoorUseShare.png, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/outdoor-tips/TipImages/OutdoorUseShare.png10.0000000000000
Become a water champion41http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/Water ChampionBecome a water champion<div class="ExternalClass052947C707174A19B6B9FC0C8E8E1344">Talk to your neighbours and trade tips on how to use less water on lawns and gardens. Because we all love water!</div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/WaterChampion.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/WaterChampion.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/WaterChampion.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/WaterChampionShare.jpg, Water Champion3.00000000000000
<strong>Inspect your yard</strong> for underground leaks10http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/Leaks<strong>Inspect your yard</strong> for underground leaks<div class="ExternalClassAB694DB0DA0B403C81A057F30F84C687"><p>Walk around your property to look for spongy ground or pooling where leaking pipes might be hidden. If detected, call a plumber.</p> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/outdoorleaks.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/outdoor-tips/TipImages/outdoorleaks.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/outdoorleaks.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/OutdoorLeaksShare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/outdoor-tips/TipImages/OutdoorLeaksShare.jpg18.0000000000000
<strong>Install a shut-off nozzle</strong> on your hose7http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/Shut-Off Valve<strong>Install a shut-off nozzle</strong> on your hose<div class="ExternalClass994C551040614D219A655512BA87AEA9"><p>​An average garden hose delivers around 45 litres of water each minute. Install a shut-off nozzle on your hose so it runs only when in use.</p> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/hosevalve.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/outdoor-tips/TipImages/hosevalve.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/hosevalve.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/HoseValveShare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/outdoor-tips/TipImages/HoseValveShare.jpg10.0000000000000
<strong>Check for leaks</strong> in your garden hose13http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/Leaky Hose<strong>Check for leaks</strong> in your garden hose<div class="ExternalClassCED01CE2FAAD4607A1474BB7E9030485"><p>​The average garden hose delivers 2,700 litres of water per hour. Small leaks or a loose coupling can quickly add up to a lot of wasted water.</p> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/leakhose.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/outdoor-tips/TipImages/leakhose.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/leakhose.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/LeakHoseShare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/outdoor-tips/TipImages/LeakHoseShare.jpg20.0000000000000
<strong>Know how</strong> to turn off your property’s water15http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/Turn Off Water<strong>Know how</strong> to turn off your property’s water<div class="ExternalClass2305FBA151AF46E2AEF8378247E915A0"><p>Knowing how to turn off your master shut-off valve could save thousands of litres of water if a pipe breaks, and prevent further damages to your home.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/shutoffvalve.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/outdoor-tips/TipImages/shutoffvalve.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/shutoffvalve.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/ShutOffValveShare.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/outdoor-tips/TipImages/ShutOffValveShare.jpg14.0000000000000
How much <strong>water do you</strong> use? 17http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/Water CalculatorHow much <strong>water do you</strong> use? <div class="ExternalClass7652CB8B2D084A52ADB4731BC4A98ABF"><p>​Find out how you use water in your yard and learn simple tips that conserve water with the Alliance for Water Efficiency's <a href="http://www.home-water-works.org/calculator" target="_blank">Water Calculator</a></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/runningwater.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/runningwater.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/runningwater.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/runningwater.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/runningwater.jpg9.00000000000000