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Conserving Water for the Future

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Conserve WaterIn Arizona, we want to ensure we have a long-term, sufficient water supply for generations to come. By practicing a low water-use lifestyle is a way everyone can help meet future needs, results in cost savings, decreases energy use, and helps preserve the environment.

The Arizona Department of Water Resources has put together several tools to help residents, business, communities and water providers come up with conservation strategies to help Arizonans learn how to reduce water use. Here a few of the recommended tips for your residence:

There are many steps you can take at your residence to limit the amount of water you use both indoors and outdoors. Indoors the main focus is on the heavy water usage areas such as laundry, bathroom, kitchens, and water heaters/treatment equipment.

To conserve water, make sure your appliances and toilets are water and energy efficient. There have been many advances over recent years in low-flow toilets, as well as energy efficient washers, dishwashers, and water heaters. Don’t forget to upgrade other items such as garbage disposals, showerheads, faucet aerators, and water purification systems to a low water use version. Be sure to hire a professional plumber to install any items involving piping or faucets.

Outdoors there are many ways to save water as well. The type of landscaping you have around your house will greatly determine how much water is required to keep up your property. Consider Xeriscaping which is a method of landscaping that utilizes drought resistant plants to conserve resources. There are many publications that advise how to use this method to landscape around your home.

If you have grass and use an irrigation system, insure that the system is finely tuned and free of leaks. Keep you irrigation on a timer and only use what you need to use.

Pools and spas, especially in Arizona, are another area where water can be wasted. Make sure you are using new, energy efficient pumps to help circulate the water. Using cartridge filters as oppose to sand or diatomaceous earth as the filters require far less backwashing. During the summer, use a pool cover to help reduce water evaporation in your pool. A reflective pool cover will help reduce the heat retention in your pool as well. The best solar pool cover is available at the market at present.

If you encounter any leaks or need a professional to help determine if you have leaks, please contact A-Peoria in Arizona today.

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