Drought Watch 

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Water Saving Tips

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Aspen Drought Resource Page


  1. Water Savings Tips
  2. Stage One Water Shortage
  3. Drought Links
  1. Water/irrigate lawn and gardens on an odd/even schedule. An “odd-even” schedule means that addresses ending in odd numbers watering on odd numbered days and addresses ending in even number watering on even days.
  2. Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street.
  3. Water your lawn and garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation.
  4. Install a rain sensor on your irrigation controller so your system won’t run when it’s raining.
  5. Consult with your local nursery for information on plant selection and placement for optimum outdoor water savings.
  6. Remember to check your sprinkler system valves periodically for leaks and keep the sprinkler heads in good shape.
  7. Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants retains moisture and saves water, time and money.
  8. Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. A taller lawn shades roots and holds soil moisture better than if it is closely clipped.
  9. Buy fixtures and appliances that are water efficient. You can use less water to get the same job done just as well.
  10. Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost vegetable food waste instead and save gallons every time.