Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.
Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.
Water early in the morning or later in the evening when temperatures are cooler and evaporation is minimized.
The City of Hillsboro and the Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) are partnering to develop the mid-Willamette River at Wilsonville as an additional regional water supply source by 2026. The Willamette Water Supply Program includes building a modified intake on the mid-Willamette River at Wilsonville, a water treatment plant, storage tanks, and more than 30 miles of large-diameter transmission pipeline traveling north from Wilsonville, through Beaverton, and into Hillsboro. Visit www.OurReliableWater.org to learn more about this future water supply.
Apply for a $50 rebate when you purchase and install a new Energy Star qualified Washing Machine. Click here for a list of qualifying models.
Apply for a $75 per HET rebate when you replace your old water-wasting toilet(s) with an EPA WaterSense labeled 1.28 gpf High-Efficiency Toilet(s) HETs. Click here for a list of qualified WaterSense models
Apply for up to $200 for replacing or installing a Weather-Based Irrigation Controller at your residence. Check www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/rebates for more information.