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Commission to proclaim April as water conservation month

RELEASE DATE: April 12, 2007

TAVARES — The Lake County Board of County Commissioners will consider a proclamation Tuesday, April 17, that declares the month of April as Florida's Water Conservation Month.

Lake County is calling upon each citizen and business to help protect this precious resource by practicing water saving measures and becoming more aware of the need to save water.

"Every business, industry, school and citizen can make a difference when it comes to conserving water," said Lake County Commissioner Jennifer Hill.

Provided below, from the Lake County Water Authority and the St. Johns River Water Management District, are some water-conservation tips residents can use to help conserve water:

IRRIGATION
• Less water is needed by landscape vegetation if watering in the morning (4 – 7 a.m.)
• Apply only 1/2- to 3/4-inch of water to grass only when it shows signs of distress
• Reduce the need for watering by choosing water-efficient and drought tolerant landscaping.
• If rainfall is consistent, turn off sprinkler system. A hearty rainfall eliminates the need for watering for as long as two weeks.
• Check irrigation system frequently for broken heads, clogged sprinklers or leaks.

OUTDOORS
• Wash vehicles on grassy or mulched areas to reduce runoff into the street and provide additional landscape watering.
• Use a hose equipped with an automatic shutoff nozzle while washing cars or watering plants.
• Sweep, don’t hose down your driveway, walkway or sidewalk.
• Consider using a water-saving filter on your swimming pool

INDOORS
• Fix drips and leaky faucets, pipes and toilets. One leaky faucet can waste about 2,400 gallons each year.
• Don’t leave water running while brushing teeth or washing dishes.
• Install low-flow fixtures on showerheads and toilets.
• Operate dishwashers and washing machines only when fully loaded.
• Never pour water down the drain, when it may be used for something else, such as watering a plant or cleaning.

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