The Heat Is On: New Jersey American Water Offers Wise Water Tips for Summer
VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
As Independence Day approaches and summer heat and activities are in
full swing, New
Jersey American Water is offering tips to customers to help avoid
the water overuse pitfalls that frequently happen this time of year.
These tips and insights are designed to help customers save money while
alleviating stress on water supplies and infrastructure in the heat of
"Flower and vegetable gardens, swimming pools and kiddie pools, car
washes and rinsing off sandy feet before heading indoors—all the
activities that go hand-in-hand with summer, also go hand-in-hand with
increased water use and water waste," said Kevin Kirwan, vice president
of Operations, New Jersey American Water. "Unfortunately, a large number
of consumers don't think about this ‘in the moment.' Instead, the
reality hits when they get a higher water bill a couple of months later.
Our goal is to raise people's awareness and help them be proactive
before the damage is done."
New Jersey American Water wants to remind people of the value and finite
supply of water, while empowering them with tips they can use every day
to reduce usage and save money. New Jersey American Water's summer wise
water tips include:
Reuse it. Use water from rain barrels and kiddie pools for
watering lawn and gardens.
Embrace the bucket! Instead of using a running hose, use water
contained in a bucket for washing cars and pets, and rinsing
Timing is everything. Only water during the coolest parts of
the day (early morning or evening) to minimize evaporation. Also, be
aware of which plants don't need to be watered every day.
Rain delay. Watch weather forecast to avoid "Mother Nature"
re-watering your garden, which could also damage plants.
Pick your plants wisely. Purchase varieties that require less
water and remain hearty in drier weather. And don't forget to mulch
(only 2-3") to help with water retention.
Be a leak detective. Find and fix leaks and breaks in hoses,
sprinkler systems and pipes. For help, download New Jersey American
Detection Kit at newjerseyamwater.com under Water Information.
Raise the blade. Raise the level of your lawnmower blade to
avoid lawn burnout and the need for watering.
Keep an eye out. Watch your sprinkler's "sweep" to make sure
all the water is reaching vegetation that needs it and not the
pavement! Check this frequently in case a person or animal has
accidentally redirected your sprinkler.
"We're encouraging people to be smart about their water usage. By
following these summer wise water usage tips, we want to help customers
understand the common sense of using water responsibly and begin to make
year-round water conservation practices a part of every-day life," said
More tips and information on wise
water use are available on New Jersey American Water's website at www.newjerseyamwater.com.
In addition, the company wants to remind lower income customers that
they may qualify to receive assistance in paying their water bill
through New Jersey American Water's H2O
Help to Others Program. For more information, visit the Customer
Service and Billing page on the company's website, or call the company's
program partner, New Jersey Shares, toll-free at 1-877-NJAWH2O
New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, is the
largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing
high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to
approximately 2.7 million people. More information can be found at www.newjerseyamwater.com.
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the
largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and
wastewater utility company. The company employs 6,800 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people
in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by
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New Jersey American Water
Denise Venuti Free
Communications and External Affairs
Source: New Jersey American Water
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