4 Water Saving Tips For Your Water Feature

Water features can be a great addition to your home, but they can also be a drain on the usage of water at your home. If you want a water feature for your home, there are some things that you can do to keep the water consumption in check. Here are 4 ideas for saving water with a water feature.

When it comes to a garden, a water feature is pretty much an essential part of the garden. It makes your garden feel relaxing and cool. However, the design is what is going to determine how much water it consumes.

1. Place Water Features in the Shade

By placing water features in the sun, the water will evaporate more quickly. This means that you will use more water than you expect. In order to reduce the water consumption, make sure that you always place the water feature in a shady spot so that the lack of sunlight keeps the water from evaporating so quickly.

2. Wind Increases Water Consumption

Wind also increases water consumption because water evaporates faster in windy spots. If your garden is often affected by the wind, you should choose items such as waterside shrubs, grasses, fences or other plants to act as a barrier to catch the wind. 

3. Opt for a Downward Flowing Fountain

Water features that feature a downward flow of the water use less water. The reason is that shooting water in the air gives it a greater chance to evaporate. If you want to make sure that you use less water, consider a fountain that runs downward instead of one that shoots water into the air.

4. Turn It on the Lowest Setting

Turning the water feature on its lowest setting can help to save water over time. If you are living in an area where water usage is of particular public concern then you should also consider leaving the water feature off from time to time. By choosing one that is aesthetically pleasing, even when off, you can still enjoy the look while not wasting water. You can also set the water feature on a timer so that it only comes on periodically and is not constantly on.

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