The Utah Division of Water Resources states “Water is the most limited natural resource with 97% of it saltwater and only 3% freshwater. Of this 3%, 2.5% of it is unavailable because it is frozen as snow and ice, locked up in the atmosphere and soil, polluted, or lies too far under the earth’s surface to be extracted at a reasonable cost. That means only 0.5% of all the earth’s fresh water is easily accessible as surface water in rivers, streams and lakes. We encourage you to be a steward of Utah’s water by using it wisely and sharing information with others.” South Weber is mindful of this charge to conserve water, while also mindful of the needs and wants of the community. South Weber City encourages saving water where you can.
Ways to Conserve:
- Prefer to use the shower, not always a bath.
- Use the washing machine fully loaded, not half full.
- Fix broken toilets and leaky faucets. Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the bowl without flushing, there’s a leak.
- Shut off the water while you are rinsing the dishes.
- Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Instead, compost vegetable food waste.
- Avoid running sprinklers when it’s raining, windy or in the middle of the day (water will evaporate)
- Consider localscaping your yard
- Adjust the lawn mower to the height of 1.5 to 2 inches. Taller grass shades roots and holds soil moisture better than short grass.
- Aerate your lawn periodically. Holes every six inches will allow water to reach the roots, rather than run off the surface.
- Plant in the spring and fall, when the watering requirements are lower.
Take the Water-Wise Pledge – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H2Oath