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March 23, 2023 • Aaron Orlowski, EWEB Communications
EWEB customers use more than twice as much water in the hot, dry summer months, compared to the cold, rainy winter months.The higher summer water use can almost assuredly be attributed to customers watering their lawns and gardens.
During the wet winter months from November to March, when water use is limited to indoor uses such as drinking, bathing and doing laundry, EWEB customers collectively use about 500 million gallons of water per month. As the temperatures rise and the rain dries up during the spring, EWEB’s customers gradually use more water.
During the hottest, driest summer months of July and August, when people are watering their lawns and other outdoor landscaping, water use crests above 1,200 million gallons or even 1,300 million gallons per month. Then, as the temperatures drop and the rain returns, water use drops back to its winter low.
“Though we don’t know precisely what customers use water for, we can estimate that winter water use reflects just indoor use, since customers aren’t watering lawns or other landscaping,” said Mike Masters, EWEB water operations manager. “A variety of factors may be at play, but the higher water use in the summer most likely reflects customers using water for irrigation – whether that’s lawns or other landscaping.”
“We always encourage our customers to conserve water and we have resources available to help them,” Masters added. “During the summer, customers can receive weekly watering recommendations to optimize their water use. We also have rebates for low-flow toilets and tips for how to save water at home. And, of course, always be on the lookout for leaks.”
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