A lack of water to meet the daily needs is a reality for many people around the world. Water scarcity currently impacts four out of every ten people in the world. Projections show that nearly 2 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water shortage by the year 2025. Challenges faced by the water industry includes, everything from higher water demands to aging infrastructure and climate change.
Water you get every day from your tap is a result from careful planning and Conservation. Everyone needs water and everyone needs to take responsibility. Conservation is merely an effort to use water wisely. We here at Granger-Hunter also know of the problems facing our area and we hope the following tips will assist you in your Conservation efforts.
Things You Can Do
- Don't use water outside between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 6 P.M. This will cut the loss of water by evaporation by 90%.
- Don't over water your lawn. Hand water any dry spots.
- Remember to turn off sprinklers after a rain storm.
- Use drought tolerant plants when landscaping to decrease water.
- Keep drinking water in the refrigerator instead of letting the faucet run until cool. A running tap can use about 2 gallons of water per minute.
- Fully load the dishwasher and clothes washer before running them.
- If you have a swimming pool, use the cover while not in use. You will cut the loss of water evaporation by 90%.
- Repair any leaky faucets or toilets. Dripping faucets can waste up to 2,000 gallons of water each year in the average home. A leaky toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons per day.
- Don't leave the water running while you brush your teeth or shave. This can waste up to 7 gallons of water each time you brush or shave
- Use a broom instead of hose when cleaning walkways and driveways.