Formerly green vegetation turns dry and brittle, authorities restrict water use to only the most basic needs, and failing crops can devastate local economies. During drought conditions, it’s important to you know what to do to minimize the impacts.
Conserve Water. Take shorter showers. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving. Water your lawn less often. Avoid washing your car.
Practice Fire Prevention. Don’t set off fireworks when conditions are dry. Deposit cigarette butts in the proper receptacle to avoid starting a fire. Pour water over campfires and fire pits to ensure they are complete out.
Follow Directions From Local Officials. Follow burn bans. If there are restrictions on water usage, be sure to heed them!