July Actions

July Actions

Be Water Wise

As summer approaches, our concerns about drought are increasing. You can save water inside and outside your home by making small changes like taking shorter showers and watering your plants and lawns less often. Here are a few resources to help make water wise decisions this summer.

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Use Every Drop

Around the world, millions of people are without access to clean water. Here at home, many of our cities are facing droughts and massive water shortages. You can do your part by getting the most out of your water – and using every drop. Here are a few tips you can try this summer:

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  • Wash full loads of dishes. Running the dishwasher only when it’s full can eliminate one load of dishes per week and save the average family nearly 320 gallons of water annually.
  • Only wash full loads of laundry. Washing full loads is always the best way to conserve water. Here are a few more tips to save water when doing your laundry
  • Try collecting rainwater and use it to water your garden. This calculator will tell you how much rainwater you could save based on your roof size, and you can use this guide to make your own rain barrel.
  • Fill a pitcher of water and leave it in the fridge so you don’t let the tap run while waiting for the water to get cool

Be Stormwater Savvy

One third of Washington’s water sources are threatened by stormwater runoff pollution. Stormwater pollution comes from many sources – including all of our driveways, parking lots and urban areas. Fortunately, there are individual actions we can take to reduce our impact and keep our water sources cleaner and healthier.

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