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April Showers Bring May Flowers but Summer Heatwaves Still Cause Drought!

There has been a lot of rain in the forecast lately and the last thing on anyone’s mind is drought.

But summer is right around the corner and with that comes heatwaves. There is no denying that

our climate is getting hotter and our summer heatwaves are getting longer and more intense.

Sustained summer heatwaves will eventually lead to our water levels reaching drought

thresholds. Taking steps to reduce your water consumption now can go a long way toward

lessening the burden on our water supply. Check out some water conservation practices that

you can do in your own home below.

Water Conservation Tips:

● Check your home for leaks and fix them promptly.

● Set a timer and limit your shower time to 5 minutes.

● Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving.

● Install high-efficiency toilets, and water efficient shower heads.

● Plant native plants in your garden.

● Replace grass or turf with native plants.

● Recycle indoor water by using it to water your garden.

● Use a broom to clean your sidewalks and porches, not a hose.

● Only run your dishwasher or laundry machine when they are full.

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