5 Simple Ways to Save Water This Season

Did you know that an average family of four living in the United States uses roughly 400 gallons of water per day? That’s an astonishing number if you ask us. But just think about how times you turn on a faucet or flush the toilet and how much time each of your family members spends showering each day. It all adds up!

But with a few simple changes, you can cut water usage drastically and make a positive impact on your town as well as the planet. It starts with you!

  1. Instead of giving your pet a shower or a bath, wash them outside in an area of the lawn that needs some water. What a great way to take care of two tasks at the same time!

  2. Pay attention to the weather. If you have an in-ground sprinkler system be mindful and turn them off when the forecast calls for rain.

  3. We all know how much of a pain it can be to weed your lawn and garden, but it’s vital. Weeds compete with other plants for nutrients, light and water.

  4. Cook food in as little water as possible and strain it once you’re finished cooking to water your plants.

  5. Replace your old inefficient showerhead with a WaterSense product.  You can tell if it’s time for an upgrade if your old one fills a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds.

When it comes to saving water, every drop counts! We ask that you make a conscious effort to save around your house and we’ll surely do our part.

Remember, when you need plumbing service in your Twin Cities home, give the experts at Uptown a call!

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