Irrigation Uses Immense Amounts of Drinking Water
It is typically estimated that
50% of the treated drinking water supplied to cities everywhere in the U.S.,
and in some foreign countries, is used for outdoor landscape irrigation. But,
outdoor water- use figures often rise even higher after careful analysis of
initial estimates. With so much of this water running down city streets, and
because attractive waterwise landscaping so easily saves so much water (50-80%
is common), it becomes increasingly compelling to target outdoor landscape
irrigation for water conservation.
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