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Washington County and St. George City Incentives to Save WATER

water dropLiving in our beautiful desert, one can’t help but appreciate water for the life sustaining commodity that it is. Even if you aren’t as “green” as your neighbor, you have to own some responsibility for water conservation especially when it is as dry as it is this year.

St. George City and Washington County work together to help you save water on your landscape watering. According to the city’s website, “outdoor water use accounts for approximately 60% of water delivered to customers during the summer months.” They offer a Free Lawn Water Audit between May and September. Let them help you figure out how much water you should be using. This is available to anyone in the county, not just St. George City residents.

Next, there is a St. George City $75 rebate incentive to replace old toilets with more water efficient models. You must meet the criteria, but it doesn’t hurt to check.

If you aren’t a St. George City resident, you can take advantage of the same deal only through a Washington County $75 rebate incentive. You can’t take advantage of both. St. George City residents are not eligible for the County rebate, so click on the correct link.

There are Washington County Rebates for retrofits on your irrigation systems as well. These are available to single family homes (up to $500), Commercial/Multi-family properties (up to $1000), and Institutions (up to $1500). Check out the requirements.

Washington City residents be aware of the Washington City lawn watering ordinance, landscapes should only be watered between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m., April thru October.

Now, don’t forget some of these simple things:

  • Turn the water off while you brush your teeth. Can save 1.5 gallons per minute.Keep your shower to 5 minutes. Saves up to 1000 gallons a month.
  • Don’t use running water to thaw food.
  • Soak your pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
  • Plug the bathtub before turning the water on, then adjust the temperature of the tub.

There are a hundred more suggestions at “100+ Ways to Conserve”.

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