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Water Conservation

Many areas of North America face serious water shortages and even drought each year. As consumers of these resources we can do our part to conserve precious supplies through small, thoughtful changes in our lifestyles and daily activities.

Please visit these pages as we add conservation information and events.

Areas To Be Updated
Information:
-Home Water Saving Tips
Activities:
-Free Water-efficiency Kits
-Local Events and Activities

Some Conservation Quick-Tips

Outdoors:

  • Lawn Watering: Water in the early morning or evening when evaporation rates are lowest. Don’t water the pavement! Avoid over-watering by using a rain gauge or coffee can to measure the volume of water being applied.
  • Lawn Care: Allow your grass to grow taller in hot dry weather. Longer grass means less evaporation and will encourage roots to grow deeper leaving your lawn more drought-tolerant.
  • Car Washing: Use a bucket and nozzle on your hose. Don’t let water run when not in use.
  • General Maintenance: Use a broom, not water hose to clear debris from patios, driveways, and sidewalks.
  • Landscaping: Plant trees to provide shade. Decrease lawn area. Use drought-resistant shrubs. Increase areas of ground cover. Mulch. Check outdoor pipes, hoses, and faucets for leaks.

Indoors:

  • Washing: Wash full loads of dishes or laundry when using a dishwasher or washing machine. When washing dishes by hand, rinse them in a sink partially filled with clean water instead of under running water.
  • Hygiene: Turn the water off when brushing your teeth or shaving. Install low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators to cut down on the amount of water you use.
  • General: Reduce your hot water heater temperature to 120 degrees. Repair leaking faucets, tanks and pipes. Dripping faucets can waste about 2,000 gallons of water each year. Leaky toilets can waste as much as 200 gallons each day.