Water Is A Precious Resource
Have you thought about how water gets to your faucet? Whether or not you are on a treated system or a non-treated system, it still takes a lot to get the water from the source, to storage, to the pump station, and ultimately to your water tap all day, every day. Because it costs money to bring this water to you, using water efficiently allows us to plan your water supplies better, saving us (and you) money.
Many Uses Creates The Need To Share
We use water in many different places in our everyday life, including drinking, recreation, firefighting, industry, and almost everything else we do. Using water wisely helps us manage our resources effectively so we have water for all our different uses.
High Summer Use Creates Need For Conservation
Water use typically more than doubles during the summer because of outdoor water use. When a lot of people increase their water use during the same time period, “summer peaking” occurs. High water use during short periods of time is a concern because we are using stored water from reservoirs faster than well pumps can replace it.
You still pay for each drop of water in your home, whether you use it or not. By using water wisely and eliminating leaks, the extra water you save means money in your pocket.
Water customers need to conserve water. Below are some tips on saving water and some websites that will give information on saving our precious and finite water supply.
General Tips for Saving Water
- Check faucets, toilets, and pipes for leaks.
- Install water saving shower heads, faucets.
- Run dishwasher and clothes washer with full loads, or adjust machine water level.
- Turn off water while brushing teeth, shaving, washing face, etc.
- Don’t use toilet for trash.
- Take short showers instead of baths.
- Water outdoors in coolest part of day (usually early morning or evening).
- Only water your lawn when it needs it (step on lawn– if it bounces back it doesn’t need water).
- Plant drought resistant plants; plant less grass.
- Use mulch to help plants retain moisture.
- Do not use water to “sweep” driveways or sidewalks.
- Don’t leave water on constantly when washing your car.
- Save rainwater, use later for outdoor watering.