Be a Smart Water User During the Summer

Mississippi prides itself on their beautiful landscape. However, what they hold in higher regard is their ability to conserve water during hot summer days. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that approximately 29 billion gallons of water is used or wasted daily. Almost 30 percent of that water goes toward outdoor usage. Mississippi State University Extension Services suggest several easy ways to protect your plants and soil, and stop pollution in streams, rivers, or lakes. The effort towards saving water is gaining popularity among the public. Among other things, it reduces the need for fertilizer, pesticides, and maintenance.

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