Water Conservation

The City of Lincoln is responsible for managing Lincoln’s water use to ensure water is available for the community’s needs. The community’s health and safety are our top priorities. Operating and maintaining a sustainable water system is important to Lincoln now and in the future. Nearly two-thirds of the water Lincoln produces in the summer is used for watering grass and other outdoor purposes. Taking steps to be water wise and conserve water indoors and outdoors can make a positive impact on property owners, businesses, industries, and our community as a whole. Learn more about how to be water wise in Lincoln.

Outdoor Water Conservation Tips

Lincoln Water System customers can maintain their lawns and conserve water in a variety of ways. They include:

  • Water less often and deeply to the roots.
  • Water one to two days per week or less.
  • Water during the early morning hours to avoid evaporation.
  • Check sprinkler systems for leaks.
  • Increase mowing height to help keep moisture in your lawn’s soil.
  • Adjust sprinklers to water only the grass, and not sidewalks or streets.
  • Do not water when rain is forecasted and when it's windy to avoid evaporation.
  • Skip a lawn watering cycle and save nearly $24 on your water bill for a 7,000 sq. ft. lawn.
  • Use mulch to limit evaporation and retain moisture in the soil.
  • Plant drought-resistant shrubs and flowers that require less water.

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Saving Water Outdoors

The Lincoln community consumes nearly triple the amount of water during the summer months compared to the winter months due to outdoor water use. These water-saving tips can help you save money and protect our water supply.

Saving Water Indoors

We use water in our homes year-round, so even small adjustments — like checking for leaks or using efficient fixtures — can add up to big savings. These water-saving tips will help you use water wisely inside your home.

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