Is there a way to do all this while conserving water? Outdoor water use is a big reason consumption rises sharply during summer. Domestic water utilization can increase up to 50% during the summer months, according to Statistics Canada.
This spike in water usage is bad for your bank account and can put a strain on local resources. Fortunately, there are ways you can conserve water while taking care of your property and beating the heat.
Here are some summer activities you can do without wasting water.
Cool Off While Watering Your Lawn
Perform a two-for-one by watering your lawn and cooling down at the same time.
Set up an automatic sprinkler and let your family use it to spray themselves with water. Have everybody jump through the jets, back and forth, while at the same time taking care of the yard and garden. Beat the heat and keeping your grass green and flowers looking beautiful.
If you don't have a sprinkler, use a hose instead. Let your kids take turns jumping through the stream. This is one of the best ways to conserve water and have fun at home.
Teach Your Kids How to Garden
By showing your kids how to properly maintain a garden, you're providing life skills they can use in the future. It's also an opportunity to teach them about water conservation.
The trick is to use local plants and flowers. Species that are known to grow in the wild where you live are used to the weather and therefore able to grow on their own. They require little supervision and less water, so it's easy to take care of them. By doing this, your kids learn the value of starting and finishing a project and how to take care of things around the home.
Go for a Dip in the Local Pool
Going for a dip in the local public pool can provide relief on a hot day for the whole family. Public pools always have lifeguards on duty during operating hours to help out with any problems.
Take a break and relax knowing your kids will be safe while they play with other children. These pools are meant to be used by the public. Take advantage of them while you can.