Water Conservation

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The Water Department would like to encourage our customers to conserve water wherever possible. Not only is it beneficial to you by paying less for water, the utility also pays less thus keeping rates lower. There are many ways to conserve water. Here are just a few examples for you to consider.

 

    Install a low flow toilet and aerators on faucets.

   

    Install a low flow shower head. This is a bonus, not only are you

    paying less for water but you're heating less water, thus saving on

    your electric or gas bill.

           

    Use native plants in your landscapes. They are more drought resistant.

    Set your mower to the highest cutting level. This helps your lawn

    maintain moisture for a longer period of time.

    Install a rain barrel system to water lawns and landscape. Rain water

    is far better for your lawn and plants than that coming from your faucet

    which has been treated with chemicals.

           

    Cover your swimming pool when not in use. Water will evaporate less.

    

    Insulate hot water pipes. Less time to warm up.

           

    Run clothes - and dish - washing appliances only when they are full.

    

    Check for and repair leaks at least twice a year. A dripping faucet can

    waste up to 2700 gallons of water a year. Leaks inside of a toilet can waste

    up to 200 gallons of water a day.

 

    Use a broom to clean sidewalks and driveways, not water.

 

You can find water conservation sites on the internet just by typing water conservation. One particularly nice site is www.wateruseitwisely.com. Also there is an interactive site that discusses the drinking water story which is called "the Story of Drinking Water" @ www.bgmukids.com/story_of_water/html/story.htm.

To see more ways to conserve water and watch your pennies, get on line and read all about it, just type in the words "water conservation". It's amazing how many tips there are on how to save water and money.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact Annette Carroll.