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Citizens thanked for ongoing water conservation efforts

19-Sep-2016

Saint John Water officials thank customers for their efforts to help conserve water and ask for their continued support. With the consistent heat across the region, water levels at the City’s watersheds – Spruce Lake (west) and Latimer Lake and Loch Lomond (east) – have stabilized, but the supply remains low. 

In an effort to conserve water and ensure that there is a sufficient amount for drinking and other necessary uses, Saint John Water has further delayed the annual hydrant flushing program until such time as cooler temperatures and rainfall allow the lakes to recover to regular water levels. 

Citizens are also encouraged to continue to be mindful of their non-essential usage. 

Here are some water conservation tips for the home:

• Only water lawns when necessary, and less frequently 
• Only wash vehicles when necessary, and don’t run the hose when you do
• Fill the sink or a basin when washing and rinsing dishes
• Only run the dishwasher and washing machine for full loads  
• Take short showers instead of baths
• Turn off the water to brush teeth and shave 
• Use a broom to clean walkways, driveways, decks, rather than hosing off these areas
• Repair leaky faucets, indoors and out

Saint John Water thanks customers for their attention and mindfulness towards this matter.  

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