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Celebrate Earth Day 2015 with Us!

We’re making a pledge to help the planet, are you? Despite lackluster attempts to “Go Green”, Earth Day is more important now than ever before. Therefore, we want to stress the importance of conserving water because every little bit counts. So, how can you pitch in? A few small adjustments can really make a big impact, so see below to find out what you can do:

Outdoor Tips:

  • Have a rain sensor installed on your irrigation system so that your sprinklers don’t turn on when it’s raining.

  • Put the runoff from your gutters and HVAC systems to good use. Direct it to your thirsty plants and gardens rather than letting it trickle down the driveway or street.

  • Now is the perfect time to plant and do some gardening. Most flowers and plants require less water in the spring.

Indoor Tips:

  • If your toilet flapper doesn’t seem to be working properly, replace it right away. Broken flappers can lead to wasted water in the bowl.

  • Put on your favorite 5-minute song while you shower. Limiting shower time to 5 minutes or less can help you save up to 1,000 gallons of water per month.

  • Check your toilet for leaks. You can do so by adding a few drops of food coloring to your tank. If you notice the food coloring in the bowl, it means you have a leak.

Even the slightest drips can turn into major plumbing problems down the road. Make sure you do your part to help contribute to a “greener” planet and if you notice any leaky pipes or faucets, be sure to call on Uptown immediately.

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