Save Water, Save Money!

The average household spends $500 a year on water and sewer bills. But with a few simple changes, you could save as much as $170 a year! Practicing water conservation is also a good way to protect our precious water supply. Try these tips to make the best use of your water:

Inside your home:

– Fix leaky faucets, pipes, shower heads and toilets or replace them with water-saving devices.

– Wash only full loads of dishes or laundry.

– Take shorter showers, and don’t let the water run while brushing your teeth or shaving.

Outside your home:

– Water your lawn and garden in the morning or evening hours and only as needed.

– Use mulch around plants, shrubs and trees to retain moisture.

– Repair leaky faucets and hoses, and use water-saving nozzles.

– Wash your car using water from a bucket, and save the hose for rinsing into an approved area.

For more tips, visit these resources:

Use Water Wisely

EPA- Watersense

Sources:  City of Kent Water Quality Report 2010 and Watersense

 

About Marti Reeder

I am a full-time, full-service REALTOR® for John L. Scott, Kent-Covington, Washington. Serving primarily the South Puget Sound, my goal is to provide my clients with first class service and to make the home buying or home selling process as simple as possible.

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