Water Resources for Families

There are many different ways you can conserve water in your home, both indoors and outdoors. Below are a few resources that teach how to conserve water outdoors (by planting drought tolerant plants, when to water, checking your sprinklers, etc.), and conserving water indoors (by making changes in your bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room).

For Students

Water Workbook – https://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/pworks/water/conserve/pdf/workbook.pdf

City of Lincoln Conserve Water Outdoors  – https://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/pworks/water/conserve/outdoor.htm

City of Lincoln Waterwise Plants – https://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/pworks/water/conserve/waterwise-plants/

City of Lincoln Conserve Water Indoors  – https://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/pworks/water/conserve/indoor.htm

It is also important to keep an eye on the quality of water in your area. Water can easily become polluted, especially in an agricultural community. Ingesting or swimming in polluted water can be bad for your health, so it is always important to know about the quality of water that you may come in contact with.

Annual Water Quality Report 2017 – https://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/pworks/water/pdf/water-quality-report.pdf?2015

Droughts occur here in Nebraska fairly frequently, and during such times conserving water becomes especially important. Below is a map put together by the University of Nebraska – Lincoln that monitors droughts across the United States.

United States Drought Monitor – http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/