WATER CUSTOMERS ENCOURAGED TO CONSERVE WATER
Due to the fact that we are in the midst of a drought our five shallow wells are beginning to drop to a level of concern.
City of Belle Plaine Officials are encouraging people to begin making an effort to conserve water in their homes. Conserving water is simple and will drastically impact the water table that our shallow wells draw from. Remembering to conserve water throughout your daily routine will eventually turn into such an ingrained habit that you won’t even have to think about it.
Here are some tips to save water:
- Don’t let the water run needlessly when washing dishes, shaving or brushing teeth.
- Take shorter showers… keeping showers less than 5 minutes can save up to 1,000 gallons per month.
- Plug the bathtub before turning the water on and then adjust the temperature as the tub fills up.
- Fix leaky faucets: Just one drip a second can waste 2,000 gallons of water per year.
- If practical, try to run the dishwasher only when full and the washing machine when you have a full load.
- Place a bucket in the shower to catch excess water to use to water plants later.
- Place water collection vessels such as barrels or large buckets to collect rain water from drain spouts and gutters. Use the water to water your plants.
If you have any questions in regard to water conservation contact City Hall (444-2200).