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Water Conservation
Water Saving Tips
Water conservation, using water efficiently and avoiding waste, is essential to ensure that we have adequate water today and into the future.  Water consumption in Battle Ground increases dramatically with hot summer weather. With our water system under pressure to keep up with the demand, conservation is a necessary element of our plan.

You can be a participant in our conservation plan by implementing the following recommended immediate, short-term, and long-term water saving tips. For additional information view the
Water Conservation Brochure.

Immediate Measures
  • Avoid watering in the heat of the day or when it is windy.
  • Do not over water your lawn. Water in short, repeated intervals for best absorption. Only water every three days in the summer and 10-14 days in the winter.
  • Make sure your sprinkler is watering your lawn and plants only, not the driveway, sidewalk, and street.
  • Only run the dishwasher and clothes washer when they are fully loaded.
  • Water the lawn early in the morning or in the evening when evaporation is less likely to occur.

Short-Term Measures

  • Place a two-to four-inch layer of mulch around plants and trees to avoid excess evaporation.
  • Repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets. Dripping faucets can waste about 2,000 gallons of water each year. Leaky toilets can waste as much as 200 gallons each day.

Long-Term Measures

  • Consider native plants in your landscaping. They require less care and many do not require supplemental watering once they are established. Check with your local nursery for native plant species.
  • Install a trickle or drip irrigation system for a slow, steady supply of water to the plant roots.