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Voluntary Water Conservation Encouraged Due to Construction Activity at the Water Plant and High Summer Consumption

Post Date:07/01/2019 5:38 PM

The City of Rock Hill is working to expand treatment capacity of the water filter plant on Cherry Road causing some processes to be temporarily offline to accommodate construction activity.  Since water use is typically highest during summer months and we expect plant construction to last several more months, we encourage customers to reduce water usage voluntarily aiming for an overall system reduction of 3-5%.

Voluntary conservation methods include:

  • Try to limit water use during peak demand periods.
  • Voluntarily reduce residential water use to a maximum of 350 gallons per household per day.
  • Use low-volume, drip irrigation and handheld watering to reduce the use of sprinklers, irrigation systems or other remote landscape watering devices.
  • In order to minimize evaporation, water the lawn at night or in the early morning, and don’t forget to mulch.
  • Check your irrigation/sprinkler system frequently to avoid watering the street or sidewalk. Don’t water your lawn on windy days.
  • Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. Longer grass shades root systems and holds soil moisture better than a closely clipped lawn.
  • Use a rain gauge to track how much rain your yard receives.
  • Limit watering to no more than two days per week.
  • Reduce washing down of sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts and other hard surfaced areas.
  • Reduce washing down buildings for purposes other than immediate fire protection.
  • Reduce flushing of gutters.
  • Reduce residential washing of vehicles. Use car washes that use recycled water instead of washing vehicles at home.

Additional water conservation tips are available on the City website at www.cityofrockhill.com, at the H2ouse website, https://www.h2ouse.org/water-conservation/  and at the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense website at www.epa.gov/watersense.

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