“WATER IS THE DRIVING FORCE OF ALL NATURE.”
– LEONARDO DA VINCI
Water is Earth’s most precious resource. Only one percent of the Earth’s water is viable for human use, and water assets are becoming more scarce due to concerns such as a rise in worldwide demand for water and an increase in water pollution.
We must all conserve water and prevent water pollution to ensure that our resources are accessible, viable, dependable and affordable for current and future generations.
WATER CONSERVATION FOR THE HOME …
• Wash only full loads of dishes and laundry.
• Shorten your shower, or use a shower timer.
• Inspect your home for water leaks and repair them promptly.
How can you detect a water leak? Find out HERE.
• Install water-efficient low-flow toilets, faucets and shower heads in your home.
Check out WaterSense products HERE.
WATER CONSERVATION FOR THE GARDEN …
• Use a broom instead of a hose to clean hardscapes.
• Choose drought tolerant, native plants in your garden.
What plants are native to NC? Find out HERE.
• Use an odd-even watering schedule to conserve water.
Learn more about watering schedules HERE.
• Irrigate during morning or evening hours to avoid evaporation.
• Irrigate your lawn and garden only when absolutely necessary.
WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION TIPS …
• Reduce your use of chemicals.
• Discard wastes properly to prevent them from entering waterways.
• Do not discard chemicals (including medicines) in toilets, sinks or storm drains.
MORE RESOURCES …
WATER CONSERVATION TIPS FROM FAYETTEVILLE PWC
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