Water conservation not only helps the environment, but also helps to lower your utility bill. Here are some tips that can help you keep your water usage in check:
When washing dishes by hand, don't let the water run while rinsing.
Some refrigerators, air conditioners, and ice-makers are cooled with wasted flows of water. Consider upgrading with air-cooled appliances for significant water savings.
Adjust sprinklers to spray only on the lawn. Avoid the house, sidewalk, or street.
Save up to 1,000 gallons of water monthly by only running your clothes washer and dishwasher when full.
Plant in the fall when conditions are cooler and rainfall is more plentiful.
Fix leaky faucets.
Conserve water in the shower and tub.
Use a bucket for cleaning outdoors (car, patio, etc.).
Don’t over water gardens and lawns.
Water Saving Kits
With funds provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the City is offering utility customers free water saving kits for use at home. Kits are available at utility billing in City Hall located at: 815 New Bridge Street Jacksonville, NC 28541
A current utility bill is required to receive a kit.