Tips to Conserve Water

Older toilet models can use on average between 3.5 and 7 gallons of water per flush. A WaterSense labeled toilet can use at least 60% less water. Install a low-flow shower head and take shorter showers.   Turning off the tap when brushing your teeth saves 200 gallons of water per month. Install a low-flow aerator on faucets. Don’t pre-rinse dirty dishes and only run the dishwasher when it is a full load. Keep a jug of water in the fridge so there is always cold water at hand instead of running the faucet until the water gets cold. Water your lawn in the morning or evening and not on windy days – heat and wind will rob the lawn of water before it can be absorbed. Wash your car with a bucket of soapy water and only use the hose to rinse. Wash it on the lawn to water the grass. Make sure sprinkler systems are not watering the sidewalk or gutters, adjust so all the water is landing on the lawn. Mulch around trees and plants; this slows down the evaporation process. An irrigation system sprays about 15 gallons per minute per zone so only water your lawn when it is needed and do not follow a fixed schedule.
Drinking Water Sources Plan The Geauga County Department of Water Resources has developed and maintains a Drinking Water Sources Protection Plan. This plan helps the department: Provide the safest and highest quality drinking water to our customers at the lowest possible cost. Establish strategies to minimize the potential threats to our sources of drinking water. Develop strategies for expansion, development, zoning and emergency response issues. Provide more opportunities for funding to improve infrastructure, purchase land in the protection area, and other improvements to the well field.
Director: Steven Oluic, PhD This department reports to the County Commissioners James W. Dvorak, Timothy C. Lennon, Ralph Spidalieri
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Phone: 440-279-1970 Fax: 440-285-9549
Updated 5-10-2022