St. George Water Services is committed to using our natural resources in the most effective manner not just for the short term, but for the long term. Ensuring an adequate supply of safe drinking water at the most affordable rates is our goal.
The City encourages wise water use both indoor and outdoor. There are many things we can do that are simple and can save a significant amount of water.
• Turn off the water while brushing your teeth. Bathroom faucets flow at a rate of 1.5 gallons a minute. You can save three gallons of water every time you brush your teeth for two minutes. Multiply this by the number of people in your home to see how much water can be saved.
• Take a shorter shower. Shower heads flow at a rate of 2.5 gallons per minute. Shortening your shower by two minutes can save five gallons of water.
• Run the dishwasher only when it's full. Wash only full loads of clothes. If you must do a small load and your machine has a manual water adjustment, adjust the water level lower. Using less water saves on the energy needed to heat hot water as well as saving water.
• Check for and repair leaks. The most common leak that goes unnoticed is the toilet. Leaking toilets can waste up to 100 gallons of water a day. Add a few drops of food coloring to the toilet tank; don't flush the toilet for 15 minutes. If the color is showing up in the bowl, the toilet is leaking.
Outdoor water use accounts for approximately 60% of water delivered to customers during the summer months. Set your irrigation clocks to match the seasons and the amount of water needed for your landscape. Adjust the clocks as necessary. Water deeply and infrequently.
If you are unsure of how much water you should apply to turf landscape, schedule a Free Lawn Water Audit. The audits are available annually from May through September. Contact Julie Gillens at 435-673-3617 to schedule an appointment.