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Lower Snow Levels + Summer Water Conservation – What Does It Mean?

Commercial Real Estate Agent with Kingswood Co.

With the April snow falls (+ May rain…), we’ve been fortunate to see a massive 10% increase in the snowpack water content, elevating us to 63% of average.  This is certainly a great improvement, with the 37% deficit demanding an extra effort from everyone of us to conserve water.

For many, the concept of water conservation causes a bristling, defensive effect.  Frankly, it’s not a difficult thing to do and it’s achievable without compromising personal comfort, hygiene and business functionality.

Here are some suggestions;
•    Irrigate lawns and plants during the early morning hours when there is less wind and evaporation – for some crazy reason, our community is great at watering at noon on an 85 degree day – check it out this summer, I guarantee you’ll find it happens frequently;
•    Only irrigate things that grow – don’t irrigate the dirt or the pavement.  Check your sprinklers and hoses to make sure they’re adjusted properly;
•    Sweep the pavement outside your place of business rather than hosing it down;
•    When you renovate or retrofit your home or office, install Water Sense rated Faucets and Toilets;
•    Wash your Business Windows with a brush and blade rather than pressure washing.  This uses substantially less water AND is much less likely to cause a water leak as you blow high-pressure water under the seals of your doors and windows.
•    Wash your vehicles on a porous surface such as lawn where the excess water can be absorbed and used to irrigate instead of causing runoff to the storm water OR use a commercial car wash that recycles the water.

Meagan Hill is a Commercial Specialist at Windermere Real Estate servicing the Jackson Hole WY and Teton Valley ID markets, and Principal of kingswood co., llc providing Project Management consulting services.

For further information, contact Meagan at (307) 734-7325 or meagan@windermere.com