We have many
ways you can conserve water and lower your monthly water bill,
saving you money!
Water Conservation and Protection Campaign
Water conservation and protection is something we
all should practice. Except for the air we breathe,
water is the most important element in our lives.
It’s too precious to waste. That is why Hardin County Water
District No. 2 has launched "Go Blue! Water Protection and
Conservation Campaign." Just click on this "GO BLUE" logo
below and see how you can help protect our most valuable resource.
#1 - Checking for a Leaking Toilet
Know How Much Water You Use?
Many people do not realize the amount of water used in everyday
activities. Knowing how much water is used will help you
determine what is "normal" for your household and may show you ways
Shower 25-50 gallons
Shaving 3-5 gallons with the tap running
Outdoor Water 5-10 gallons per minute
Toilet Flush up to 5 gallons
Washing 2 gallons with the tap running
Clothes Washer 30-60 gallons
Do use your water wisely? Water is too precious to waste.
Let's see how you score; we have listed some helpful hints to help
you lower your bill, while conserving water at the same time.
When watering your lawn,
water only the grass, not the streets, walks, and driveways.
Run full loads in your dishwasher. It uses the same amount of
water no matter the size of the load.
Don't let the water run when
brushing your teeth, shaving, or washing your face. Most of it
will be wasted.
When sweeping outside use a broom, not the hose. Save the
water for more important activities.
So, how did you score? If you don't do any of those
activities, good job! If not, well you have some suggestions
now to help you do better. Every drop counts, just installing
a low flush toilet can conserve enough water in a year's time to
provide water for several families. Now that is making a
Additional Water Conservation Information
For more information about water conservation and how you can
reduce your bill, just download a copy of our Water User's Guide.
It is full of helpful information and tips for saving money and
Water User's Guide
How About Xeriscaping™, Instead Of Landscaping.
Xeriscape™ is a word derived from the
combination of a Greek word "Xeros" meaning dry and "scape"
from the word "landscape." It's used to describe landscaping with
water conservation as a major objective. Our definition of
Xeriscape™ is "an attractive, sustainable landscape that conserves
water and is based on sound horticultural practices." In an attempt
to reduce the excessive water use, Hardin County Water District No.
2 is educating its customers in Xeriscaping. This concept
is a first-of-a-kind, comprehensive approach to landscaping for
water conservation. Traditional landscapes may incorporate one or
two principles of water conservation, but they do not utilize the
entire concept to reduce landscape water use effectively.
Download Xeriscape Planting