Why spend money on watering your lawn during summer when Mother Nature will do it for free? With Orlando recording at least six inches of rain during a typical summer month, homeowners can cut back on irrigation, and their lawns will be none the wiser.

Your lawn, by the way, needs only 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week, so using a rain gauge will help you better manage your irrigation schedule.

OUC is here to help our customers save water, with irrigation practices offering the best opportunity for saving water. Our conservation specialists will check customers’ irrigation timer settings, review consumption records for opportunities to conserve water and provide information on OUC programs and rebates. And our Efficiency Delivered program can provide residential customers assistance with the costs of installing an EPA WaterSense®-labeled controller, which is eligible for a rebate of up to $200, and making minor repairs to an irrigation system. Click here to schedule a free audit.

Here are other ways to wring out your water savings:

  • Avoid pressuring washing and filling pool
  • Postpone car washes
  • Repair leaking faucets and toilets
  • Install water-saver flush valves in toilets
  • Install low-flow shower heads
  • Take short showers
  • Turn off water while brushing your teeth or shaving
  • Wash only full loads in dishwasher and clothes washer
  • Recycle water rather than pour it down the drain (For instance, used water from a fish tank or your dog’s water bowl is good for watering plants)
  • Use the garbage disposal sparingly
  • When washing dishes by hand, fill up the sink with water and turn off the faucet