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Embrace Sustainable Practices This Summer: Rainwater Harvesting and Smart Watering

As summer approaches and the sun begins to shine brighter over Jersey Village, many of us are gearing up to tend to our lawns and gardens. While nurturing your green spaces is a rewarding endeavor, it's also a crucial time to consider the impact of our water usage. This summer, we encourage our community members to adopt more sustainable practices in lawn watering by exploring rainwater harvesting and utilizing the Water My Yard program.


Rainwater Harvesting: A Sustainable Solution

Rainwater harvesting is an effective and eco-friendly way to collect and store rainwater for later use in your garden or lawn. By setting up rain barrels or more extensive rainwater collection systems, you can capture rainwater during downpours and reduce your dependence on municipal water supplies. This not only conserves precious water resources but can also lead to savings on your water bill.


Rain barrels can be easily integrated into your downspouts to collect runoff from your roof. The stored water can then be used to water your plants, fill your birdbaths, or even wash your car. Not only is rainwater harvesting good for the planet and your wallet, but rainwater is also better for your plants since it's free of chlorine and other chemicals found in tap water.


Water My Yard: Watering Smarter, Not Harder

Overwatering is a common issue that not only wastes water but can also harm your lawn and plants. That's where the WaterMyYard program comes in. This innovative program provides customized watering recommendations based on local weather conditions, helping you determine the optimal amount of water your yard needs to thrive.


By signing up for WaterMyYard, you'll receive weekly alerts advising you on whether your yard needs water and, if so, how much. This ensures your lawn gets just the right amount of moisture without the guesswork, making your watering efforts more efficient and environmentally friendly.


Join Us in Making a Difference


This summer, we invite you to join us in making a conscious effort to conserve water and protect our environment. By adopting rainwater harvesting techniques and following the WaterMyYard program's recommendations, you can maintain a lush, beautiful landscape in a more sustainable manner.


Let's work together to ensure a greener, more water-wise Jersey Village. Your efforts to adopt these sustainable practices will contribute significantly to our community's environmental health and resilience. Remember, every drop saved counts!