MADISON (WKOW) -- You can conserve water by putting rainwater to use in your garden.
Call your local municipality to see if there are restrictions on water harvesting. Most places encourage the practice and even offer some rebates.
Get a rain barrel or make your own from a recycled food grade container. Make sure the top is covered to keep out bugs and debris and the spigot is low so water does not stagnate in the bottom. Include an overflow outlet to direct excess water away from the house.
Dress up your container with a bit of paint suited for outdoor use on plastic surfaces or hide it with some decorative plantings.