The heat we’ve been experiencing in the Fraser Valley this summer has put some stress on Seabird’s water system. We are asking that everyone continue to do their part to conserve water this summer.
Here are a few conservation tips
- Check for leaks in and around your home.
- Run your washer and dishwasher only when they are full.
- Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes, you’ll save up to 1,000 gallons per month.
- Tuna cans are perfect ‘timers’ for watering your lawn. Place an empty one in your yard when watering, once it’s full, you have watered enough to keep your lawn healthy.
- Don’t use running water to thaw food. For water efficiency and food safety defrost food in your refrigerator overnight.
- Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth you’ll save up to 4 gallons a minute.
- Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running the tap.
- While you wait for hot water, collect the running water and use it to water plants.
- When washing your car, use a nozzle that can be shut off so that you don’t leave the water running.
- Use a kiddie pool for little ones to cool off in, rather than a sprinkler.
Conservation tips for pool owners
- Treat your water with chlorine instead of dumping water every few days.
- Maintain proper chemical levels and adequate circulation time. Not only will your pool water be safer and cleaner, but you’ll avoid the need to drain your pool or use excessive water to correct conditions. It will also help your pool water last longer, reduce bugs and bacteria and keep your pool germ free.
- Use a pool cover. It will reduce water loss due to evaporation.
- Repair any swimming pool leaks. Even a small leak in either pool equipment or the pool’s structure represents a substantial waste.
Thank you for doing your part to ensure our community is water conscious! Concerns and questions can be reported to Public Works or Health at 604-796-2177.