As we move into the summertime period of heat and drought, we are reminded of the importance of conserving water on campus and at home. Simple steps to conserve water include:
- Not watering lawns & gardens in the middle of the day (do it early morning or in the evening);
- Checking soil moisture to make sure irrigation is actually needed before opening the tap;
- Adjusting irrigation sprinklers to ensure water is not spraying on sidewalks and pavements;
- Not using your hose to do the work of a broom or rake;
- Shutting the tap while brushing your teeth, shaving, or washing dishes;
- Taking shorter showers and avoiding water-hogging baths;
- Installing rain barrels and using them for outdoor cleaning and watering; and
- Immediately reporting leaky valves and pipes at UofL to Physical Plant for repair. Report Leaks to Physical Plant at 852-6241 or online.
Keep in mind, too, that your efforts to conserve water will also help reduce utility bills and the use of energy and chemicals needed to pump & treat water.