Want to Conserve Water? Have Fun and Save Water this Summer
Ah, the joys of summer. Thoughts of playing with water in the summer sun brings back nostalgic feelings for many.
However, at this time of year, it’s important to highlight water conservation and how parents and children alike can do their part to preserve this precious resource.
Whether you’re looking to cut down on your water bills, or simply want to do your part in conserving water in your area, we’ve put together some water-smart tips and tricks to help you reduce your overall water usage with your entire family this summer.
Using Water Hoses and Sprinklers
No matter your age, having fun in the sun running through sprinklers or being sprayed by a hose is one of the best parts of summer. These activities are cooling, energizing, and fun, but also use up a lot of water.
Luckily, these activities can still be enjoyed while being water-wise. To cool off on a hot day, let your child (and maybe yourself) run through the sprinkler for a limited amount of time while your garden is being watered.
Or, if you’re washing your vehicle, have your child help you out as you use a high-efficiency spray nozzle that allows you to control the amount of water being sprayed.
Conserving Water While Having Fun
Turning water conservation into a game is a great way to make it enjoyable for your whole family. Water conservation Bingo is a great option to try. Fill up a bingo card with water-saving activities, such as:
- Keeping all showers under 5 minutes
- Turning off the tap while brushing teeth
- Choosing to have a shower over a bath
Whichever child can fill up their card the quickest can win a neat prize, such as a week off of chores, or being allowed to pick the next movie for your family movie night. Turn water conservation into a game and build it into your everyday routine.
Fun Outdoor Water Activities
- Go outside and play in nature’s sprinkler, the rain
- Save rainwater in a rain barrel and use it to make water balloons
- Purchase a small pool that is equipped with a cover to avoid excess water evaporation