Friday, April 17, 2015

2 weeks after turning off the sprinklers

This is what my backyard looks like after 2 weeks of watering using shower water and no sprinklers. I have now reduced my water use by another 650 gallons a week.

The peach tree loves it

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Simple way to turn off your sprinklers

  1. Turn off your sprinkler system
  2. Get a 110V water pump like this
  3. Attach a hose to the output connection
  4. Make sure you use a biodegradable shampoo/soap when you take a shower
  5. Take a shower in a bathroom that has a bath make sure to plug the bathtub so the water doesn't drain
  6. Once done taking the shower place the intake of your pump into the tub
  7. Turn the pump on and start watering your garden
Typically a single shower is enough to water 300-500 sq. ft.