Drought is the most costly and far-reaching extreme weather event, the National Weather Service says, having cost the United States more than $1 billion since 1980.
Here are the agency’s suggestions for what you can do to conserve water during a drought:
- Don’t fill pools, water lawns or leave water running while doing dishes or brushing teeth.
- Repair leaky faucets.
- Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily.
- Limit time in the shower.