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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Be Water Wise

Love your city and be water wise

Be water wise We've been facing a shortage of rainfall lately, so our groundwater supply is dropping fast.

It is crucial to take proactive measures before the city's water pumps face potential water shortages. The combination of high temperatures and limited rainfall has led many customers to consume unusually large quantities of water for lawn irrigation.

Ozark Utilities wants to avoid going into a Stage I Water Emergency. That means we really need everyone to cut down on their water usage. If things worsen and we hit Water Emergency stages I, II, or III, we'll have to jack up the price for excessive water use. Plus, we might have to stop certain things like lawn irrigation altogether.

By using less water, you'll not only be helping out the community but also saving some bucks on your Ozark Utilities bill. Remember, we charge for water based on how many gallons you use.

We're keeping a close eye on the situation, and we'll let you know if anything changes. For now, let's all do our part and conserve water. 

Water Conservation Tips:

  1. Fix Leaks: Fixing leaks inside and outside the home can save 27 to 90 gallons of water each day. Leak about as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month!
  2. Turn Off Water When Brushing Teeth, Shaving: By turning off the water when brushing teeth or shaving, you can save 8 gallons of water per person per day.
  3. Use a Broom to Clean Outdoor Areas: Using a broom to clean outdoor areas can save six gallons every minute.
  4. Water Lawns & Gardens every other day: Homes whos addresses are odd numbers should water yards on odd-number calender days. Homes with even number addresses should water homes on even number days.
  5. Limit washing cars or other vehicles: Simply fitting your hose with an automatic shutoff nozzle means the hose won’t be running the entire time you’re washing your car. According to the Maryland Department of the Environment, an auto shutoff nozzle can save you up to 70 gallons of water per wash.

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