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Water Conservation
Water Conservation at Home and Work starts with You!
Water conservation is an important aspect of water utility management as well as for private well owners. The Municipality is establishing a program in an effort to inform people of the impact of better water efficiency and water conservation.

The goals of water conservation are:

     1. Sustainability – the rate of use of a water source should not exceed its ability
         to replenish itself. This will ensure availability for future generations.

     2. Energy conservation - Water pumping, delivery, and wastewater treatment 
         facilities consume a significant amount of energy.

     3. Habitat conservation – Reduced human consumption ensures availability for
         local wild life.
Did you know?
Freshwater lakes and rivers, ice and snow, and underground aquifers hold only 2.5% of the world's water. By comparison, saltwater oceans and seas contain 97.5% of the world's water supply.
 
Around the House
Water Conservation Tips
In the home
  • Repair leaky faucets, toilet tank, bowl or base leaks and always turn off taps tightly so they don’t drip. Small drips or leaks can waste tons of water.
  • Turn off the faucet while shaving, brushing your teeth or washing your hands.
  • Use aerator and flow reducing attachments on faucets.
  • Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator, instead of running the tap for a cold glass of water.
In the Yard and Garden
  • If you water your lawn, do it in the cool morning to avoid evaporation, and be careful not to water the pavement.
  • Check outside hoses, faucets and sprinklers for leaks.
  • Plant native vegetation that requires little water.
  • Use mulch to save water.
Water Fun Facts
A 5 minute shower with a standard showerhead uses 100L of water. A 5 minute shower with a low-flow showerhead uses 35 L of water.

About 75% of indoor home water use occurs in our bathrooms, and toilets are the single largest water user.

One lawn sprinkler spraying 19L per minute uses 50 % more water in just 1 hour than a combination of 10 toilet flushes, two 5-minute showers, two dishwasher loads and a full load of clothes.

Using a bucket of water to clean the car instead of the hose saves about 300L of water...each time!

A leaky faucet, dripping 1 drop per second can waste more than 25L of water a day! That’s up to 9000L/year.
 
For some helpful water saving tips click on the following links:

http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/water/water/index.cfm

http://www.gov.ns.ca/nse/water/docs/waterconservation.pdf

http://wateruseitwisely.com/
 
Phone: 902-678-6141
Toll Free: 888-337-2999
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The responsibility for ensuring a sustainable water future lies with the community as a whole; everyone has a role to play to make sure that all water is treated responsibly and planned for properly.
EPD Water Conservation Education Program
Water Conservation