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Water Conservation Tips

Article Published 08/12/2010

Fun Water Fact

One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of dieters studied in a U-Washington study.

Indoor Water Conservation Tip

Check your toilet for leaks.  Use food coloring in the tank, and if the color seeps into the bowl without flushing, you have a leak.  Fixing this type of leak can save up to 1000 gallons per month.

Outdoor Water Conservation Tips

September temperatures cool and things begin to revive from the summer heat.  You can water less frequently to keep plants healthy and promote deep rooting as plants store energy for next year’s growth. 

Change your lawn mower to a 3-inch clipping height and try not to cut off more than one-third of the grass height when you mow.  This will help create deeper healthy root systems that will be more tolerant of heat and will tolerate longer times between watering. 

Water Conservation Activities

Wednesday, September 1st 6:00-7:30 pm;  Free class “Perfect Perennials”

Wednesday, September 15th 6:00-7:30 pm; Free class “Using Ornamental Grasses”

Wednesday, September 22nd  6:00-7:30 pm:  Free class “Flower Bulb Basics”

( For a full class schedule and other water conservation information go to www.weberbasin.com.  Classes are located at Weber Basin Water Conservancy District’s Learning Garden located at 2837 E. Highway 193 in Layton)