What a nice mild winter we had….great for our pocketbooks…not so much $$ spent on heating and plowing.

BUT…That lack of snowfall has a serious effect on our water levels now and going forward through-out the rest of the year.  Yes, healing we just had a bit of rain, about it but that hasn’t filled the water table back up.

DID YOU KNOW :   Massachusetts  has been in a “moderate drought” condition.   How does that affect you?  Well, you could ignore it and go on with your usual habits :  letting the faucet run while you brush your teeth;  letting the hose run down the driveway while you scrub the car,the hub caps and the rest of it, all that water down the drain or driveway…..

But…..The better idea is to focus on how you can conserve water  &  affect the drought conditions.  If everyone conserves some, it will help us all.   We should try to conserve water as a daily practice in our everyday lives, drought conditions or not.

Here are some suggested practices to conserve water this season or, what the heck, all year round.

> Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. You can conserve up to 5 gallons of water per day.

> Take a shorter shower.  Every 2 minutes you save on your shower can conserve more than 10 gallons of water.

> Collect rain water in a barrel or bucket and use to water your plants.

> 1950's red pickupTake your car to the car wash– commercial car washes not only use less water per wash (up to 100 gallons less) but they often recycle and reuse rinse water.

>Fit your garden hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle – you’ll save up to 6.5 gallons per minute during times when hose is on but water is not being used.

> Cover your pool when not in use and you will cut loss by evaporation by 90 %.  An average size pool with average sun & wind exposure loses 1000 gallons of water per month, enough to meet the drinking needs of a family of 4 for nearly 1 ½ years!

> Run your dishwasher only when full and do not pre-rinse.  Doing  both those things will save up to 20 gallons of water per dish load or over 7,300 gallons over a year!!

> Try to run sprinklers in early morning or late evening-rate of loss through evaporation is much less.  The average lawn needs only about 1 hour of watering  per week.

> At least try to flush one less time a day – you’ll save about 4 ½ gallons of water. If it’s yellow, let it mellow; if it’s brown flush it down!

Credits: Conservation suggestions from ” the green book”  published  2007 in the US by Three Rivers Press

Today Mike has 3 ACME GLASS locations:

Hyannis, for sale find Plymouth, treatment cialis and Walpole; servicing Southeastern Massachusetts from Natick to Provincetown.

You can bring your vehicle in and drop it off or we will come to you at your home, your office or worksite.

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