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Water Conservation Tips for the Phoenix Desert

“There are several ways to save water, and they all start with you.”

This is the mantra of a water conservation campaign throughout the valley. The purpose is to reinforce a universal ethic of water conservation. It’s called water, use it wisely. Arizona cities participating in the promotion include Avondale, Chandler, Mesa, Fountain Hills, Glendale, Peoria, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Surprise, and Tempe. They also have the support of the Arizona Department of Water Resources and others.

Several years after the plan began, we are still facing a drought in Arizona and water conservation is as important as ever. The campaign informs the public about how simple and often unexpected items found in the home or office can be used as water conservation devices. Some of the water conservation tips are simple, but probably not used. We need to turn them into habits, part of our daily life.

Here are some tips from the campaign that are very easy to do, no matter where you live.

Water conservation in the kitchen

  1. When washing dishes by hand, do not run the water while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.
  2. Collect the water you use to rinse the products and reuse it to water your indoor plants.
  3. Designate a glass for your drinking water each day. This will reduce the number of times you use your dishwasher.
  4. Do not use running water to defrost food.
  5. Soak your pots and pans instead of running the water while cleaning them.

Water conservation in the bathroom

  1. Measure your shower to keep it for less than 5 minutes. You will save up to 1000 gallons per month.
  2. Cover the tub before turning on the water, then adjust the temperature as the tub fills.
  3. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save 4 gallons per minute. That’s 200 gallons per week for a family of four.
  4. Hear the faucets and toilets dripping by themselves. Fixing a leak can save 500 gallons each month.
  5. Turn off the water while you shave and you can save more than 100 gallons per week.

Conservation of water in the yard

  1. Always water during the early hours of the morning, when temperatures are cooler, to minimize evaporation.
  2. Water your lawn in several short sessions rather than one long one. This will allow the water to absorb better.
  3. Don’t water your lawn on windy days. Sidewalks and driveways do not need water.
  4. Use a screwdriver as a soil probe to assess soil moisture. If it goes in easily, don’t water. Proper lawn watering can save thousands of gallons of water a year.
  5. More plants die from overwatering than from overwatering. Make sure to water the plants only when necessary.

Park & ​​Co, a Phoenix-based advertising agency, designed the program that has won multiple awards for its creativity and environmental excellence. Be sure to visit the website for more tips on how each of us can do our part to conserve this valuable and valuable resource.

Water conservation tips provided by Park & ​​Co., Used with permission.

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