Water conservation is a key link between balancing current and future water needs, our water supply has diminished over the years, and its time all citizens take a proactive stance to ensure future generations have water. Here are some smart tips:
- Scrape, don’t rinse your dishes before loading them into the dishwasher.
- Use your garbage disposal sparingly and start composting your kitchen waste.
- Check the hoses on your washing machine regularly for leaks.
- Insulate your water pipes; you will get hot water faster and avoid wasting water while it heats up.
- Turn your water softener off while you are on vacation.
- DO NOT leave sprinklers unattended. Set a kitchen timer to remind yourself to shut off the sprinklers.
- DO NOT hose down your driveway. Use a broom or blower to clean leaves and other debris from these areas.
- Rain barrels are great for watering plants. (Instructions for building a rain barrel are available at City Hall)
- Use a shut off nozzle on your water hose and when you are finished shut the water off at the spigot to avoid leaks.
DID YOU KNOW:
- A garden hose WITHOUT a shutoff nozzle can pour out 540 gallons in 1 hour?
- When washing your car; try to use a commercial car wash that recycles water.
- When washing your car at home, park your car on the grass; use a hose with a shutoff nozzle and a bucket of soapy water.
**ALWAYS refer to Southwest Florida Water Management District’s website for times and day/s you are allowed to use outside water. Visit the link below for details:
ALL WATER CONSERVATION TIPS PROVIDED BY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT. FOR MORE WATER CONSERVATION TIPS VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT: http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/