Much of Georgia is still dealing with drought conditions. With the expected increase in water usage over the summer, it’s extremely important that we do all we can to conserve water. It isn’t difficult; a few minor adjustments can make a big difference. Here are some of the ways you can do your part:
Turn off the tap – Turning off the water while you brush your teeth can save up to eight gallons of water. That’s more than 200 gallons a month.
Take a shower instead of a bath – The typical shower only uses 10-25 gallons of water, while a bath uses up to 70 gallons! To save even more water, try to keep your shower time under five minutes.
Water your yard in the morning – Watering your yard first thing in the morning keeps the water from evaporating in the hot Georgia sun. Cooler temps give your yard and plants time to absorb the water.
Wash your car without a hose – A bucket and sponge can get the job done just as well and use a lot less water. A hose can waste as much as 6 gallons per minute if you leave it running, whereas a bucket and sponge will only use a few gallons. If you prefer to let a car wash do the work, find one that recycles their water.
Thanks for checking out this month’s blog, and thanks for your interest in water conservation. Remember, if we can help you with any of your plumbing needs, don’t hesitate to give us a call or fill out our online contact form.