Outdoor Water Conservation

Water usage during summer months almost doubles due to outdoor activities such as lawn watering, car washing and filling of swimming pools.  It is estimated that nearly half of this water use is wasted to evaporation loss, run-off and over-watering.  Turfgrasses only need 3/4 - 1 inch of water per week to maintain green color and active growth. 

Many landscaping alternatives exist that help conserve water, reduce pollution and maintain a healthy landscape.  These alternatives are often better and easier than conventional landscaping methods.  The following pdf(s) were developed by Seattle Public Utilities for the Saving Water Partnership.  Birch Bay Water and Sewer District thanks them for permission to use these documents.