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Fun Things to Do this Summer Without Wasting Water

For those who want to beat the heat without wasting water, summer can be a difficult time.

The hotter it gets, the more tempting it is to splash yourself with a hose or set up a pool to cool off.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a U.S. family consumes an average of 320 gallons of water per day.

During summer, that number can soar to 1,000 gallons, while some families might use up to 3,000 gallons. This can deliver a blow to your utility bill while also wasting precious community resources. But it doesn’t have to.

Here are three fun things to do this summer without wasting water.

Take a Trip to the Pool

Taking a trip to the pool on a hot day can be a great way to relax and cool off. There’s nothing quite like taking advantage of a public space while spending quality time with your family.

There are tons of activities you can do, such as play volleyball, throw a frisbee or race. If things get too hot, take a dip in the water. There’s no shortage of fun to be had, and you can always cool yourself off immediately.

Spending the day at the pool is good way to conserve water since you won’t be wasting any at home to play or cool down.

Cool Down While Watering Your Lawn

Hit two birds with one stone by watering your lawn and taking a break from the heat at the same time. One of the biggest reasons water use jumps during summer is the amount we use for landscaping.

We all want to keep our grass green and our gardens bright. Make more efficient use of the water you consume by using your sprinkler as a water toy.

Let your kids jump through the water streams in their bathing suits while the device helps feed the yard. If you don’t have a sprinkler, a hose will work just as well. This both keeps your lawn looking great while giving your family a way to stay cool under the beaming sun.

Play Games

Many summer games don’t require the use of water, so any time spent away from the hose at home to play outdoors means more water gets saved.

Take the time to teach your kids the finer points of playing catch or throwing a football. If you’re a hockey fan or enjoy skating, a trip to the local rink can be extremely refreshing.

The buildings have to be kept cold to prevent the ice from melting, so whether you’re going for a skate or sitting in the stands, you’ll stay cool. Playing sports is an easy and fun way for the family to help save water.