By reducing the total demand for water within our county
through conservation, we can reduce the amount of water that
must be treated and lessen the impact on raw water supplies.
This will not only keep more water in our rivers and streams to
support fish and other water life, but it will also translate
into direct savings for consumers.
In Montgomery County, there are many small steps we can all
take in using water more efficiently and effectively.
What is the first step to reducing your “liquid
footprint?” Studies show that in Montgomery County, outdoor lawn
irrigation generally makes up 60 percent of typical residential
water use during the summer months. In some parts of Montgomery
County, that number is more than 80 percent. There are many ways
to save water when it comes to outdoor irrigation. Check
irrigation systems for leaks, broken parts or poor design. You
can contact a local, licensed irrigation contractor for
assistance in inspecting your sprinkler system. In addition to
repairing leaks, water your lawn and shrubs at night.
In addition to watering plants after hours, incorporate these
small changes in your water use, and you’ll see direct savings
on your water bill.
- Adjust sprinklers so that only your lawn and plants are
- Shorten your shower by a minute and save up to 150
gallons a month.
- Run your dishwasher only when it is full and save up to
1,000 gallons a month.
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save 25
gallons a month.
- Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water
instead of running water from the tap.
- Water Use It
Alliance for Water Efficency
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