If you’re wondering why we’re faced with such a devastating water crisis, you can attribute it o the ongoing drought and excessive outdoor water use.
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Of the estimated 29 billion gallons of water used daily by households in the United States, nearly 9 billion gallons, or 30 percent, is devoted to outdoor water use. In the hot summer months, or in dry climates, a household’s outdoor water use can be as high as 70 percent.
Excessive Outdoor Water Use
The water crisis isn’t effective all areas, but for those experiencing it first-hand, there are a few things you can do to reduce your water usage. For one, cut back on your outdoor irrigation and replace your lawn with artificial lawn. You can also replace old appliances with energy newer versions complete with energy efficient features. In addition, consider replacing thirsty plants with drought tolerant plants and succulents.