Drought - How are you conserving water?
I'd like to hear some ideas on water conservation. As much as I love my plants, I like having water even more. I mean what if we do run out of water?? It's possible. So I only use water for the plants that otherwise would be wasted.
To conserve water:
I have bought a 34 gallon garbage can on wheels. I am only washing clothes on weekends now so that I can catch the rinse water in the can and roll it out to the yard. Then I can use it to water ornamentals (but not edibles). This should not be done if the run-off would go directly into a stream. By going through the soil, it will be filtered before it reaches the water table. It also needs to be used within 24 hours so bacteria don't multiply.
Like many people, I also have rain barrels, and that's what I use for edibles. In addition, we catch the water from the spigot while waiting for it to heat for a shower. That's only about a gallon and a half, and we've limited showers to alternate days, but it's good clean water.
We save in a lot of small ways, too, but these are the main ones.
What creative ways have you come up with to save water?