Shreveport Asks For Help Conserving Water
Let's see... 43 days of 100 plus temperatures... And no rain. It's been a crazy summer so far!
Not only has the weather been creating a high demand on the power grid, it's also placing a huge demand on the water systems.
The city of Shreveport today asked residents to voluntarily conserve water. That way, there won't be a need for any mandatory measures.
According to the press release from the city, you can help by following these tips:
- Check household faucets for leaks. A faucet with even a slow drip takes 10 to 25 gallons of water.
- Keep showers to 5 minutes or less in length.
- Use a broom to sweep your driveway, garage, or sidewalk instead of using water.
- Water your lawn in the evening or in the early morning to avoid evaporation.
- Use water only when you need it. Don't leave water running, be sure to turn it off when you are finished.