Resources & Tips

Commercial Irrigation Evaluations

WaterSmart Workshops

These are free gardening workshops to learn how to grow plants, conserve water, and protect watersheds.

Dates will be announced soon.

Cascade Gardener Classes

Cascade offers an annual series of free gardening classes to help you have beautiful, healthy landscapes while using water efficiently. Click here for more information.

Indoor Water Efficiency Tips

Fix leaky faucets right away

Those small drips can add up to hundreds or thousands of gallons in a short time.

Check your toilet for leaks annually

Place a few drops of food coloring in the tank of the toilet and wait 15 minutes (don’t flush!). If the color seeps into the bowl, the toilet flapper is likely worn and leaking. Place the old flapper in a plastic bag and take it to the hardware store to select the correct replacement for your toilet.

Run the clothes washer and dishwasher with full loads

It’s a simple step, but over time the savings can really add up. You’ll save energy, too!

Outdoor Water Efficiency Tips

Keep sprinkler systems in good working order

This minimizes over spray onto paved surfaces.

Wash your car at a commercial car wash

You’ll save water and keep pollutants out of local lakes and streams.

Try to match lawn watering to current weather

Don’t water when it’s raining!

Upgrade your irrigation system

Install weather-based controllers and rain sensors.

Use a broom

Use a broom to sweep sidewalks and driveways rather than a hose.

Maintain and cover pools and hot tubs

Maintain pools and hot tubs and keep them covered when not in use to minimize evaporation.