Taylorsville/Bennion Improvement DistrictOct 30, 2014 10:55AM ● By City Of Taylorsville
In the month of November our voices join together to thank Veterans for protecting our freedoms. As it was said by an unknown author, “Freedom is never free.” Due to great sacrifice and vision this country has constructed an infrastructure to support its citizens.
All benefit from the safe and reliable water and sewer services that are readily available. Now it is time consider all those that will need water in the future. “About half of the new water needs can be accomplished by water conservation, but about half of those needs will be met by new water development,” said Richard Bay, from JVWCD. Water conservation plays an essential part in the present and the future. The Customers of Taylorsville-Bennion Improvement District are water conservation minded, and with District leadership planning for new water development, the future is bright.
As you consider implementing your personal strategy for water conservation, here are some easy habits to establish:
• Carefully and properly shut down your sprinkling system for the season making sure the stop and waste valve is functioning properly. A leak 1/32” in size, roughly the size of a pencil lead would cause a loss of 6000 gallons per month.
• When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.
• When shopping for a new washing machine, compare resource savings among Energy Star models. Some can save up to 20 gallons of water per load.
• Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 1,000 gallons per month.
• Shut off the water when brushing your teeth or washing your hands.
Use only the water you need, and need only the water you use! By each doing our part, we can insure that there will be enough water for future generations to come.
For additional ideas or questions, please contact Dan McDougal at Taylorsville-Bennion Improvement District, Water Conservation Specialist at 801-968-9081.
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