Stage 1 Voluntary Water Conservation
Posted on Wednesday August 10, 2011
The Town of Aberdeen has ordered voluntary water conservation measures due to cooperation with neighboring water systems request for conservation and potential needs.

 This is Stage 1 of the Town of Aberdeen’s water conservation plan, and it includes the following:

All customers are asked to reduce their water usage by 5% in comparison to their previous billing cycle. In addition to continuing to encourage all voluntary reduction actions, the following are areas to consider:
• Check plumbing, faucets and toilets for leaks, and if necessary repair,
• Store drinking water in the refrigerator to avoid trying to run it cool at the tap,
• Use shower for bathing purposes or reduce the depth of water used for tub baths. Limit showers to five (5) minutes where possible,
• Refrain from running faucets while shaving, rinsing dishes or brushing teeth,
• Install water flow restrictive devices on showerheads,
• Install water-saving devices such as plastic bottles or commercial units in toilet tanks,
• Review water uses and where feasible install recycle systems, particularly commercial and industrial customers,
• Limit the use of clothes washers and dishwashers and when used, operate fully loaded,
• Reduce the flushing of toilets to the minimum whenever practical,
• Limit lawn watering to only when grass shows signs of withering and apply water as slow as possible to achieve deep penetration,
• Limit shrubbery watering to the minimum, reusing household water when possible,
• Limit car washing to the minimum,
• Limit wash downs of outside areas such as sidewalks, patios, driveways, or other similar purposes,
• Limit hours of operation of water-cooled air conditioners where possible, and
• Use biodegradable disposable dishes and utensils, both for residential and commercial purposes, where feasible.
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Phone: 910-944-1115
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