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Bed & Breakfast Retreat in Maui Hawaii's Beautiful North Shore!

Sustainability Tips

Twelve Easy Ways to Save Water

  1. Water the yard only when needed; consider the use of moisture sensors to let you know.
  2. Plant drought-resistant and less-thirsty plants.
  3. Mulch plant beds to cool the soil and minimize evaporation.
  4. Switch to drip irrigation, which reaches the roots slowly and avoids evaporation.
  5. Deep soak your plants instead of frequent light sprinkling to promote drought-resistant roots.
  6. Repair leaks.  A slow drip wastes 15 gallons per day, more than a week of drinking water.
  7. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save a gallon of water per minute.
  8. Avoid flushing the toilet just to toss a bit of trash and save five to seven gallons.
  9. Take shorter showers or use a low-flow shower head.
  10. Keep a jug of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of letting water run into the sink.
  11. Wash dishes in a fully-loaded dishwasher or in a stoppered sink.
  12. Sweep the deck or driveway with a broom.  The hose spills five gallons per minute.

And an additional Kahua Tip:

  • Install a water catchment on your roof to water your gardens.  The plants love rainwater.