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10/16/2017 - SOUTH BAINBRIDGE ISLAND CUSTOMERS
****IF YOU RECEIVED A DOOR HANGER NOTIFICATION****
On Wednesday October 18th, Potelco (Puget Sound Energy) is replacing a power pole that serves one of the water system's booster pump stations. Some customers in that area will have their water service interrupted while the work is being done. Customers in those areas should expect to be without water from 8:30AM to 3:00PM. Once service is restored, we will be flushing part of the water system to remove any air or discolored water resulting from the outage.

Commercial Conservation

Consider and compare water use when purchasing things like ice makers, dishwashers, reverse osmosis units, coolers and cleaning equipment.

Educate Employees and Customers

  • Display signs encouraging water conservation.
  • Set attainable goals for water reduction by staff.
  • Assign an employee to monitor water use.
  • Budget water amounts for cleaning and overall usage.

Retrofit Equipment

  • Install water saving devices such as toilet dams, flappers, flow reduction valves, faucet aerators and alternative cooling system devices.
  • Use water recycling systems whenever possible.
  • Install energy and water efficient air conditioning equipment.
  • Hire a GreenPlumber® (www.greenplumbersusa.com) to help reduce your water use with practices that use less energy, less water, and fewer chemicals.

Put Water Efficiency into Practice

  • Using a hose and nozzle to clean sidewalks uses 8 to 12 gallons of water per minute. With a pressurized Waterbroom® (www.waterbroom.com), you will clean more efficiently and use as little as 2.8 gallons of water per minute.
  • Instruct clean up crews to budget water usage.
  • Check water supply for leaks and repair leaking faucets and toilets.
  • Eliminate unecessary continuous flows.

Landscape for Water Conservation

  • Limit turf areas to areas of actual need, as picnic areas or sports fields.
  • Operate sprinkler systems before sunrise and after sunset to avoid evaporation.
  • Consider rainfall and evapotranspiration rates when determining watering.
  • Use a rain sensor to turn off system when raining.
  • Hire a landscape manager or green landscaper to plan a water friendly landscape.
  • Be sure your irrigation system is watering only the areas intended, with no water running onto walks, streets or down the gutter.

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