Water Conservation – What You Can do to Help

Department of Natural Resources fact sheet
03/2014
Department of Natural Resources Director: Sara Parker Pauley
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Droughts are unique among natural disasters. Unlike tornadoes, thunderstorms, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes, they are not violent, but they can be costly, and the heat that accompanies them can be deadly. Only after a drought has been weeks in the making does anyone recognize it, making it difficult to prepare for one. Once a drought takes hold, water conservation is the only weapon at our disposal. The measures listed below are suggestions for wise water use. They are listed by use and condition. Naturally, all such measures are even more appropriate during worsening drought conditions.

Indoor Residential Use

Outdoor Residential Use
Lawns

Vegetable and Flower Gardens

Trees and Shrubs

For More Information
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
http://dnr.mo.gov/env/wrc/droughtupdate.htm