Newton County Water Resources is issuing the following tips in order to conserve water as rainfall continues to elude the area: Fix leaks immediately. Regularly check for leaks inside and outside the home.
Don’t leave the tap running. When shaving,ving, brushing teeth, washing your ace, or food,d, turn off the tap.
Check your toilet for leaks. Put food color in the toilet tank and wait 10 minutes. If it seeps into your toilet bowl, a leak is present.
Use the dishwasher and washing machine only when full.
Replace older toilets and shower heads with high efficiency models. Homes built before 1993 may qualify for a toilet rebate. Choose efficient appliances. Look for EPA Water Sense and ENERGY STAR labeled products when shopping for new appliances and fixtures. These products have been independently tested and verified to save at least 20 percent more water compared to conventional products. Scrape dishes before washingwashi them. Avoid using the garbage disposal. It wa wastes a lot of water and can contribute to pipe clogs clogs. Only waterw plants when necessary. Use a rain gauge and water no more than one inch per week. Water between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. Reduce the amount of lawn and landscape with plants or plants well adapteda to this region. Adjust sprinklers so only the lawn is wateredte and not the house, sidewalk or street.