Did you know that a drought watch is in effect for the entire state? Your water use can have an impact, especially outdoors. Experts estimate that 50 percent of the water we use outdoors goes to waste from evaporation, wind, or runoff due to overwatering.
Timing is important to avoid water waste. Don’t water outdoors during the heat of the day; instead, water in the early morning or late evening. Visit EPA’s WaterSense website and DEC’s Saving Water Makes Good Sense webpage for more tips on saving water.