Outdoor Water Use

Efficient watering practices can help you conserve water, maintain healthy landscapes and save money on your water bill.  Based on a survey of our New York customers almost two thirds choose not to water their lawn. For those who do, here are some tips that will help you save:

  • Established lawns need about one inch of rain and irrigation per week.
  • Frequent light watering promotes shallow root systems, while deep watering (soil moist to six or eight inches) encourages deep root systems, healthier plants and less water usage.
  • Overwatering doesn’t help your lawn and can encourage the development of diseases. 
  • Replace turf grass and landscape plants with native or drought-tolerant plants that require less water.  
  • Check out more tips from SUEZ for saving water outdoors (and indoors) here.  

Want to dig deeper?  Check out the links below from our EPA WaterSense Partner:

Outdoor Water Tips

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

How much water does your lawn really need?  Check out our ET program. Rutgers University uses local weather data to determine how much water your lawn needs based on daily weather conditions.

For additional information see these local links: 

Having a beautiful landscape doesn't have to mean using a lot of water.  Find out how with these tips.

Conservation Gardens:  Also known as xeriscape landscaping, this can replace turf grasses with low-water-use grasses, wildflowers and both native and drought tolerant plants.

Water Wise Lawns:  Learn helpful lawn management tips from experts in your local area.  By following some simple steps, you can have a water-smart landscape that's beautiful, healthy, and easy to maintain.