Did you know that the City of Roseville Environmental Utilities will make Water-Wise house calls?
1Thing Sacramento and the City of Roseville Environmental Utilities have partnered to remind you to fix leaky faucets and running toilets. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, leaks can account for 10,000 gallons of water wasted in the home every year. That is enough water to fill a backyard swimming pool.
Water Efficiency Tips Inside & Outside
Bathroom Tips: Be water smart! Do not let the water run while washing your hands, shaving, or brushing your teeth. Allowing water to run continuously out of the faucet can use as much five gallons of water a minute.
Kitchen Tips: Don’t use running water to thaw frozen food or to clean vegetables. Instead, use a partially filled sink of clean water. When you are done, use the rinse water to water your house plants.
Laundry Room Tips: When washing clothes, wash full loads or use the water level adjustment to regulate the amount of water needed. If your machine doesn’t permit you to set load size, wait until you have a full load before washing clothes.
Lawn Tips: If plants and shrubs are being irrigated by an overhead sprinkler, convert to a drip system to save water and get water directly to the root zone and reduce weeds. Drip systems slowly emit 1/4 to 2 gallons of water pert hour rather than 1/2 to 2 gallons of water per minute and overhead sprinkler puts out.
Don’t have time to do it yourself? Call the City of Roseville Environmental Utilities today to schedule a free Water Wise House Call. When you make a weekday appointment, their water-use specialists will come to your home and analyze your indoor and outdoor water use.