March is “World Water” Month
In 2010, the UN recognized “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.” This month, we’re celebrating water by pledging to do our part to reduce runoff on our own properties.
Runoff Pollution in Hawaii
2. Use a broom to clean your driveway (not a hose)
Instead of using water from a hose to clean your driveways, consider sweeping debris away with a broom.
4. Water in the mornings or evenings, avoid midday
The best time of day to water is early morning before the temperatures begin to rise. This gives the plants a good supply of water to face the heat of the day AND you won't lose a lot of water to evaporation!
Did you know that you can reduce your water use further by planting native, heat-resistant plants?
Most of the March actions you can take to reduce runoff can be done at home while your maintain your lawn and garden during this time of social distancing. If you are interested in installing and setting up a rain sensor, you can pick one up at the curbside pickup at places like Home Depot and Urban Garden.
Stay safe and healthy!