Summer Water Conservation

Angelina Jia, Journalist

Photo courtesy of: Gardener’s Path

Summer is a time for using the pool, enjoying ripe fruit, and basically doing anything involving water and staying cool. While everyone loves the summer and the activities that go with it, summer is also a time when people forget about saving water. BioAdvanced states that when summer comes around, the average household uses twice as much water. So much water is wasted each summer due to careless actions, so here are a few ways to be proactive and save.
The first way is to only use air conditioning when it’s absolutely necessary. Although we all want to just blast the air 24/7 during the hot days of summer, leaving the air on can waste gallons and gallons of water. So, before just automatically turning the air on, first try opening doors and windows or plugging in fans around the house.
Another simple way to save water is to water the lawn in the morning, before it’s hot and the water evaporates. This will keep the plants from wilting since the water will have time to soak into the soil and reach their roots.
Although this is said many times, a great way to conserve is by taking shorter showers. Since cold weather is no longer an excuse for a long hot shower, consider shortening how long showers last. Research shows that by shortening shower time two minutes, a person can save around 150 gallons of water a month.
Along with others, there are a few ways everyone can save water during the hot summer months. People should fight the temptation to do things the convenient way, and try to make an active change this summer while still enjoying their time off. Overall, summer is a time for relaxation and fun, but it is still important to watch how much we waste during the vacation