Keeping Water Ways Clean
When working on or repairing a vehicle at your residence, it is a good practice to have rags, old towels, visqueen, a drip pan, and/or oil absorbent (kitty litter) readily available for any spills in case an accident happens. Do not spray or wash down any debris from the driveway into the curb and gutter because that leads into our storm drains. When deciding to wash your vehicles, the best management practice would be to take it to a local car wash; however, sometimes we like to do things at home.
Place the vehicle onto the grass to wash. This will allow the dirt, detergents, and the water to soak or percolate into the lawn and not into our storm drain system. Did you know that 1 quart of oil can contaminate up to 2 million gallons of water? Thank you for helping keep our water ways clean.
Summer Watering Please follow recommendations from the Division of Water Resources “Weekly Watering Guide” https://conservewater.utah.gov/guide.html. You may also consider getting a smart clock for your sprinkler timer. If you do so, you may be eligible for a 50% rebate (up to $150 max) from Utahwatersavers.com when you purchase an eligible Water Sense Smart Controller. Smart controllers reduce water waste by automatically adjusting how often and how long a landscape is watered based on local weather and landscape conditions. For information from Weber Basin Water Conservancy District on free landscaping classes visit this website.