Water conservation is an important practice and a smart financial decision for many reasons
We each need to do our part to use water wisely to ensure an adequate supply for growing human and environmental needs. Many Bellevue customers have already found ways to do their part by repairing leaks, updating plumbing fixtures and appliances, and adopting water-smart habits.
Supplies Are Limited:
While nature’s capacity to produce water seems limitless, our supply of clean, safe drinking water is not. Abundant precipitation generally falls only from autumn until spring. During the summer when water use peaks, however, we rely on minimal rain and snowmelt. As our region grows, the demands on our water supply continue to grow. Conservation stretches our current supply until new water resources are developed.
Indoor water savings can lower water and wastewater (sewer) costs and energy costs too!
- Wash only full loads of laundry in your washing machine or full loads of dishes in your
- Turn the water off. Avoid letting the faucet run when shaving, brushing teeth, and washing
- Skip the pre-rinse. Check to see if your dishwasher can clean dishes without pre-rinsing
them. Newer dishwashers don’t require pre-rinsing.
- Reuse clean household water. Collect all the water that is wasted while waiting for the hot water to
reach your faucet or showerhead. Use this to water your houseplants or outdoor planters.
- Take showers instead of baths. A bathtub holds about 50 gallons of water- much more than
a normal shower would use. (A typical shower uses less than 20 gallons.)
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