The Home Depot has announced a nationwide effort to help drought-affected and other residents of the United States conserve water inside and outside the home. On Saturday, April 26, Home Depot will host Water Conservation Workshops at all 1,977 of its U.S. stores.
The development of the workshops is one of several measures the company is taking to assist homeowners, particularly in the West where many face water restrictions due to current dry conditions.
Workshop leaders will cover 10 water-conserving home improvement projects, such as converting to a dual-flush toilet, switching to EPA WaterSense labeled showerheads and faucets, installing drip irrigation and rotary nozzle or dual spray sprinklers.
“At The Home Depot, we’re committed to helping our customers solve everyday home improvement challenges, and for many, water conservation is one of those challenges,” said Joe McFarland, Home Depot Western Division president. “We have the products and our associates have the know-how to help our customers identify water-saving solutions and implement them at home. These workshops help us to share that knowledge with our communities and inspire residents to take action.”
In addition to hosting workshops, Home Depot has adjusted its in-store environment for hundreds of stores in the West, creating signage and shifting inventory and displays to help make customers better aware of the various actions they can take to conserve water. The national Water Conservation Workshops are free and will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. local time.