Precious Water

Aia i ka`ōpua ke ola (There is life in the clouds.)

Aia i ka`ōpua ke ola (There is life in the clouds.)

Water conservation is something we all can practice. Except for the air we breath, water is the single most important element in our lives. It is too precious to waste.

Here are some simple suggestions to help you save hundreds, even thousands, of gallons per month. Do one thing each day to save water. Don’t worry if the savings seem minimal, every drop counts, and every person will make a difference.

Run your clothes and dish washer only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.

Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.

Turn off the water when brushing your teeth, shaving or washing your hair and save 25-300 gallons a month.

Use a hose nozzle or turn off the water while you wash your car and save up to 100 gallons every time.

Sweep instead of hose your lanai and sidewalks and save 25 gallons of water for every 5 minutes of hosing.

You are in control. START TODAY!

To find out how much water you use at home visit http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/sq3.html.

Question of the Week: How do you conserve water?


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