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Water is expensive in some areas.

I am lucky to have my own well and plenty of water.

But that does not mean I waste it.

WE have many flowers and flower gardens and a small veggie garden.

WE much of our watering at late evening and or early morning.

We hand water using a hose and a sprayer.

The water is not shot up in the air to be partially evaporated  before it hits the plants.

The water is kept low to minimize the water loss and we water in the wee hours to increase absorption into the soil.   Hot soil will also help water to evaporate into the hot are doing no good.


Just a few tips on saving water.


Comment balloon 10 commentsWilliam Feela • July 30 2017 03:36AM


People just don't know what a wonderful resource water is William Feela 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) over 3 years ago

Our base rate for water just jumped over 300% plus usage.  The water district has a large amount of deferred maintenance they did not take care of previously; not playing catch up.

Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Hi William

Well or not it's important to be cautious about our water usage, and it's not just about cost.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 3 years ago

Good morning William.

We laid 18 sections of sod in our backyard.  I hate to see our water bill. 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 3 years ago

Californians learned a great deal about water as treasure, during the great drought we experienced here.  I do a lot of hand watering also.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 3 years ago

Good morning William.  Water will become even more expensive if we continue to deplete our aquifers and ground water reserves.  (As well as pollute them.)

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 3 years ago

If you are going to water you need to put eough on otherwie it is just a waste.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 3 years ago

You are fortunate to have your own well. I love your garden. Thanks for the photo

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 3 years ago

We are also fortunate to have our own water source... the sky.  We store rainwater for our house and garden use and I don't mind wasting it because there's plenty more where it comes from.  BUT, the pumping of water does take energy so we conserve that, since we also have to provide our own energy and it's a finite amount once the sun goes down.

Your garden looks lovely too, by the way.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 3 years ago

We are blessed with plenty of inexpensive high quality water in our part of the country.


Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 3 years ago