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Smart Outdoor Practices

A graphic illustrating the need for water-efficient landscaping.

Did you know that residential outdoor water use across the United States accounts for nearly 9 billion gallons of water each day, mainly for landscape irrigation? The average U.S. household uses more water outdoors than most American homes use for showering and washing clothes combined.

By following some simple steps, you can have a water-smart landscape that's beautiful, healthy, and easy to maintain:

A water–efficient landscape in Utah. A water–efficient landscape in California. A sustainable landscape in Utah.

Additional Resources

Your local water utility, landscaping and irrigation service providers, cooperative extension services, nurseries and garden centers can offer additional guidance that's best for your region. Also consider the following online resources to learn more about water-smart landscaping and water-saving technologies.

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