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Crops and animals take extra care during a drought

Water is always precious, but it’s especially important to conserve water during a drought. Crops and animals take extra care during a drought. As ponds dry up, be sure you have other water sources such as well water. Make sure your well pump is not turning on then off repeatedly. If it is, it may be “sucking air” due to low water tables. Turn it off and let it rest until the water table can rise. For more information this and other water conservation topics visit AgriLife.org/drought.

It’s really easy to stop wasting water on your lawn.

Water is always precious, but it’s especially important to conserve water during a drought. It’s really easy to stop wasting on your lawn. You can start by using volume drip or trickle irrigation for garden and bedding plants. You can also mulch shrubs and other plants to keep moisture in the soil longer. This also controls weeds that compete with garden plants for water. For more information this and other water conservation topics visit AgriLife.org/drought.

Don’t waste water at home

Water is always precious, but it’s especially important to conserve water during a drought. It’s really easy to stop wasting water at home. You can start by taking short showers instead of a bath. A four minute shower uses about 8 gallons of water, while a full bath uses about 50 gallons. If you must bathe, fill bathtub only half full. This will save 18 to 25 gallons of water per bath. For more information this and other water conservation topics visit AgriLife.org/drought.