THANK YOU for doing your part by reducing your water usage and being great stewards of our water. We are seeing a reduction in demand, which is not only helping extend our existing chlorine supply, but it is also helping keep more water in the river for fish and recreation. Keep up the great work!
Together, we are also doing our part by reducing water use throughout our cities’ operations and parks. Every drop counts!
The next few days are going to be a scorcher with record-setting hot temperatures. While we can report some great news that the chlorine facility in Longview is now back online, we are still waiting to receive a delivery at our water treatment plant. Our request for voluntary reduction in water usage in LO and Tigard remains in place.
With that in mind, here are some common sense H20 tips and ideas:
💦 Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Don’t forget about your pets!
💦 Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator for drinking instead of waiting for the water from the tap to get cold.
💦 If you are watering landscaping, do it early in the morning before 10 a.m. or late at night to reduce evaporation – avoid the hottest times of the day.
💦 Avoid washing your car – it’s an easy way to conserve water and avoid the heat.
💦 Postpone new plantings – they don’t like the extreme heat either!
💦 Check all your indoor faucets, toilets and pipes for leaks – a faucet drip or invisible leak in a toilet can add up to over 100 gallons per week.
💦 Teach your kids about the importance of using water wisely – it’s a precious resource we all take for granted! Check out this virtual lesson: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tQC5cGVPQqZBUMPIYvHtVbHtyvv5mI0m_frcsqhkvPA/edit
💦 Read your 2021 water quality report
💦 Sign up to get your weekly watering number for our region with the Regional Water Providers Consortium: https://www.regionalh2o.org/water-conservation