Its August in Central Virginia and once again we need rain. In Albemarle County we have not had a significant rainfall for about a month and we are behind for the year. We are not at the point yet where the county has had to mandate water restriction measures, but it is still important that we all work to conserve this important natural resource.
Are you aware of how much water you use? How many times do you leave water running? If you would like to calculate how much water you use go to http://www.csgnetwork.com/waterusagecalc.html and get an estimate of how much water your household uses.
One easy way that we can all save water every day is to turn off the water when we brush our teeth. Depending on how long you run the water while you brush you can save approximately 1/2 to 1 gallon of water each time you brush. This could add up to 1,460 gallons of water saved in a year. If each of us would do this, think of how much water we could save.
Lets all do our part to keep Charlottesville and Albemarle County green.