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April is our green blocks water conservation month!

April is our green blocks water conservation month!

Wednesday Apr 02, 2014

Simple actions like shuting off water when brushing your teeth, washing dishes, or intalling a low-flow showerhead and faucet aerator are just some traditional ways to conserve your water usage. 

Turn It Off

Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth can save up to 8 gallons of water per day, 240 gallons a month!
 

Low Flow Is The Way To Go

Low flow toilets, showerheads and faucet aerators cut down dramatically on the amount of water you use every day. Installing a low flow toilet can save up to $90 annually, or $2,00 for the life of a toilet.
 

Fix That Leak

If your faucet is dripping at the rate of one drop per second, you can expect to waste 2,700 gallons per year. This adds tot he cost of water and sewer utilities and strain on your septic system.
 

Don't Flush Your Money Away

You can put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the toilet bowl without flushing, you have a leak. Fixing it can save up to 1,000 gallons a month!
 

Here some resources to learn more!

Philadelphia Water Department

www.phila.gov/water | 215.685.6300

For emergencies and inquiries.

City of Philadelphia Office of Watersheds

www.phillywatersheds.org | 215.685.6213

Learn what the water department is doing to protect local watersheds. * 19125 & 19134 have been crucial areas for these efforts!

Philadelphia Streets Customer Affairs Unit

www.doiop.com/haz-waste | 215.686.5560

Learn to safely dispose of harmful chemicals and collection dates.

These are just a few resources, for more information, check out our resources page.

 

Sustainable 19125 & 19134 will be hosting a DIY Rain Barrel Workshop on April 27th at the Big Green Block. For more information and to register click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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