It’s getting hot outside and that means it’s time to save water. When it comes to conserving, a few small adjustments can have a major impact on our environment. See below for a few to get you started this summer and make sure you keep up with them all season long!
Use a nozzle on your garden hose. It can help you save up to 100 gallons every time you wash your car or water your flowers.
See a broken pipe or leaky fire hydrant? Report it to your local water provider right away.
Know where your main water shutoff valve is located in case of a leaky hose, outdoor sink, or pipe. Not only can it help save water, it can prevent water damage to your home or property.
Pet need a bath? Wash them outside in an area of your lawn that needs watering.
Cleaning out a fish tank? Give the water to your non-edible plants. The nutrients in the water can help your plants stay healthy.
Dirty patio or driveway? Don’t use the hose to wash it off, use a broom instead.
Have a water softener in your home? Set it for a minimum number of refills to save water, chemicals and energy.
Notice something isn’t right with your outdoor plumbing this season? Don’t hesitate to give Uptown a call. We’ve been serving the Twin Cities - St. Paul area for over 100 years so you know you can count on us!