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October's Environmental Quality is Water


Eco says: The key to conservation is caring.
If everyone in the United States flushed the toilet just one less time per day, we could saver a lake full of water about a mile long, a mile wide and four feet deep EVERY DAY!

Water Conservation - 480-312-5650

Check below to see how much water you can save.


  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks. Saves 150 gallons or more each time.
  • Use a bucket of water and a quick hose rinse to wash your car. Saves 150 gallons each time.
  • Use a pool cover to cut down on evaporation.Saves 1,000 gallons a month.
  • Set lawn mower blades one notch higher.  Longer grass means less evaporation. Saves 500 to 1,500 gallons each month.
  • Take baths instead of showers.  A partially filled tub uses less than the shortest shower. Saves 15 to 20 gallons each time
  • Install water-saving shower heads or flow restrictor. Saves 500 to 800 gallons a month.
  • Run only full loads in washing machine and dishwasher. Saves 300 to 800 gallons a month.

Use Good "Xeriscape" Practices:

  • Good landscape planning and design
  • Appropriate turf areas and efficient irrigation
  • Use mulch and some soil amendments
  • Good maintenance practices for soil and irrigation

"Do not let ignorance of the environment be your legacy.  The world will be a better place, if we conserve its resources." author unknown