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Smart Summer Watering Tips to Save You Money and Conserve Water
Check the soil for moisture at the root level. If the soil at the root level is dry, it's time to water!
Make every drop count! Water early or late in the day to reduce evaporation.
Get water right to the roots. Use a watering wand for small areas and a drip or soaker hose placed under mulch for larger areas.
Water deeply and slowly to prevent surface runoff and allow time for the water to penetrate.
Lawns only need about an inch of water per week during the summer, including rain to stay green. Let the soil dry out in between waterings to prevent lawn disease and save water.
Letting your lawn go dormant in the summer is a great way to reduce your water bill. Water it once a month and it will green up again in the fall.
For more information and watering tips, check out this website:
Whatcom Water Alliance Rebates & Water Conservation
Water conservation is about using water efficiently and not wastefully. Reducing your water use is inexpensive, quick, easy to accomplish, and benefits everyone. With greater and greater competing water uses, conservation just makes sense. Simple things you can do include:
adjusting sprinklers so that you water only where it is needed
getting leaks fixed
installing low-flow faucet and shower heads
Rebates for irrigation timers, efficient toilets, and washing machines can be found with many more water saving tips at www.whatcomwateralliance.org
When we use water more efficiently and work to avoid waste, we do our part to help ensure that we have adequate water today and into the future!
'Tis the Season for Expensive Clogged Sewer Lines due to Fats, Oils, and Grease ("FOG")... and Flushable Wipes Too!
Roasted meat juice, salad dressing, butter or frying oil residue, leftover dips and more... these can cause expensive sewer line back-ups—both in your home and on the street.
ALWAYS pour excess Fats Oils and Grease ("FOG") into an empty soup can or paper cup, freeze until solid, and dispose in the garbage. Then wipe down dishes, post and pans with paper towels to remove the remaining FOG before washing.
Yes, dish soap emulsifies grease, but it does NOT break it down in your pipes, no matter how much hot water your run.
And the problem gets even worse if you flush disposable wipes down your toilet... compounded by freezing winter weather!
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