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Ideas for Summer Fun That Won't Waste Water

Ideas for Summer Fun That Won't Waste Water

Summer is in full swing, making it the perfect time to think about how our summer water usage habits Kids running through sprinklers Conserve water affect the world around us.

In summer, a time of intense heat, longer periods of sunshine, and less precipitation create a prime opportunity for water evaporation to take place and increases the risk of drought.

If you want to find ways for your family to do their part in water conservation while still having some cool fun-in-the-sun, use this guide packed with tips, tricks, and ideas on how you can save water while enjoying all that summer has to offer.

Water Hoses and Sprinklers During Summer Fun

Whether you’re young or not-so-young, there is something tempting about the thought of turning on the sprinkler for hours at a time to play and keep cool on the hottest of summer days.

Sadly, these habits waste much more water than you might think. To still enjoy a good run through the sprinkler while saving water this summer, get your family water-ready when it’s time to water your garden and run through your sprinkler as it’s working to water your garden.

If you don’t need a sprinkler but still need to water your flowers, invest in a high-efficiency hose nozzle that gives you control over the intensity of the spray along with when the water is being sprayed.

Fun Summer Activities that Won’t Waste Water

To get your entire family active in water-saving practices that can be integrated into their everyday routines, try out water conservation bingo.

Get your family together and create bingo cards on which each box is filled with water-preserving habits, such as:

  • Keeping showers under 5 minutes
  • Making sure the tap is turned off while teeth are being brushed
  • Choosing to take a shower over a soak in the bath

You can reward the family member who checks off all of the bingo boxes with the prize that they’ll most treasure, like:

  • Treating them to their favorite summer sweet
  • An entire week off from chores
  • A trip to a movie of their choice

Other Fun Outdoor Water-Saving ActivitiesKids playing with water balloons

For families, there are plenty of water-preserving summer activities to keep you cool and energized on warm summer days, such as:

  • Playing in the rain when there is no thunder or lightning
  • Investing in a pool that has a lid to minimize water evaporation
  • Saving rainwater to use for water balloon fights or cleaning off sand toys

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