Brooklyn Park sees an increase in water usage during peak summer temperatures. Here are some strategies and reminders for water conservation.
Lawn Watering Restriction
Odd/even lawn watering restrictions are in effect from May 1 through September 30. Residents with even addresses can water on even days; odd addresses can water on odd days.
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Water Efficiency Discounts
The City of Brooklyn Park is making it easier for residents to save on their water bills with a water efficiency rebate program.
Buy and install a WaterSense certified toilet and get a $50 rebate (up to two toilets). Get $100 back on a WaterSense certified irrigation system controller and $5 for each sprinkler body replacement. An Energy Star certified washing machine or dishwasher qualifies for a $50 rebate.
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Tips for saving water
- Turn off the faucet while you brush your teeth and soap your hands. Turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth can save up to eight gallons of water per day (the average bathroom faucet runs at a rate of two gallons per minute), which equates to 240 gallons per month. Letting your faucet run for five minutes uses about as much energy as running a 60 watt light bulb for 14 hours.
- Only run your clothes and dishwasher at full load.
- Take short showers (lasting about five minutes) or baths. Showers retain more water than tubs only if they are short and/or you have a low-flow showerhead.
- Install low-flow showerheads and toilets as well as faucet aerators. You can also place a full water bottle or similar item in your toilet tank to move the water around so you don’t waste as much with each use. A four minute shower can use up to 30 gallons of water. Installing low-flow showerheads, restrictors, or aerators can cut usage in half.
- Build a rain garden in your yard with native perennials that will collect runoff, filter pollutants and recharge groundwater.
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