Brooklyn Park sees an increase in water usage during temperature spikes in Summer. 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-numbered addresses may water on even-numbered days; odd-numbered addresses may water on odd-numbered days.
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Water efficiency rebates
The city of Brooklyn Park is making it easier for residents to save on their water bills with a Water Efficiency Rebate Program.
Purchase and install a WaterSense certified toilet and get $50 back (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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Water saving tips
- Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth and lathering your hands. Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth can save up to eight gallons of water per day (the average bathroom faucet flows at a rate of two gallons per minute) which equals 240 gallons a month. Letting your faucet run for five minutes uses about as much energy as letting a 60-watt light bulb run for 14 hours.
- Only run your clothes and dish washers with full loads.
- Take short showers (lasting about five minutes) or baths. Showers conserve more water than baths only if they are short and/or you have a low flow shower head.
- Install low flow shower heads and toilets as well as faucet aerators. You can also place a full water bottle or similar item in the tank of your toilet to displace water so that not as much is wasted during each use. A four-minute shower can use up to 30 gallons of water. Installing low-flow shower heads, restrictors, or aerators can cut the usage in half.
- Construct a rain garden in your yard with native perennials that will collect storm water runoff, filter out pollutants, and recharge the ground water.