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700 Million Gallons of Water Saved!

Thank you, Provo! From this year to last, you have saved 700 million gallons of water. Your small changes are making a BIG impact. To put this into perspective, that's enough water to fill 1,060 Olympic-sized swimming pools. This is no small feat. It is a testament to our community's commitment, understanding, and respect for our natural resources.

We've got a fun video for you with simple water-saving tips. And guess what? There's a hilarious "Bachelor Parody" waiting mid-way! Will she get the rose for saving water? Find out by watching the video.

Our achievement is worth celebrating, but it's equally important to remember that water conservation is a continuous journey. As we celebrate our success, let's also remember to keep striving towards reducing our water usage, one drop at a time.

Here are some ways residents can conserve water:

  1. Switch to a Drip Irrigation System: Transform your planting beds to a drip system. Drip irrigation targets the root zone directly, which reduces evaporation and runoff, thereby saving water.

  2. Frequent Leak Checks: Regularly check for leaks in your house and yard. A small leak can waste thousands of gallons over time. If you find any leaks, fix them promptly.

  3. Plant Native Shade Trees: Native trees are adapted to local climate conditions and typically require less water. Planting these trees can provide shade and reduce the amount of water needed for other plants in your yard.

  4. Mind the Little Things: Small changes can make a big difference. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, only run full loads of laundry or dishes, and avoid watering your lawn during the heat of the day to minimize evaporation.

Every drop counts, and each effort brings us one step closer to overcoming our water challenges. Let's take action together to help Provo emerge from this drought, one small change at a time.

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