Tips to Save Water this Summer

Lexington, Ky., (July 2, 2018) – Summer is here and warmer weather usually means more water use outdoors. Kentucky American Water encourages customers to use water wisely this summer by following these conservation tips.

  • Water your lawn only when it needs it. Generally, lawns only need an inch or so of water per week during the summer months.
  • Water in the early morning or evening hours to reduce evaporation.
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your sidewalk, driveway, or patio.
  • Set your lawn mower one notch higher. Taller grass needs less water.
  • Choose the right watering tool. Wands and soaker hoses are more efficient than a standard garden hose.
  • Mulch garden beds to help retain moisture.
  • Wash cars using a bucket of soapy water rather than leaving a hose running.

Following these tips can save customers time and money this summer. For more information, visit


About Kentucky American Water
Kentucky American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately half a million people. Visit and follow Kentucky American Water on Twitter and Facebook. 


About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.