WALLA WALLA WATER WATCHER

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Facts and tips on water usage and conservation are presented weekly by the City of Walla Walla in partnership with Walla Walla Community College and the U-B.

Precipitation and moisture

Last July: 0.40 inches

This July so far: 0.02 inches

Soil moisture content: Normal

Water usage

This week’s average water use by all city customers: 17.89 million gallons per day. Last week’s average water use: 18.89 million gallons per day.

Yard care and water savings tips

When washing your hands, don’t let the water run while you lather.

Keep a bucket in the shower to catch water as it warms up or runs. Use this water to flush toilets or water plants.

When you have ice left in your cup from a take-out restaurant, don’t throw it in the trash; dump it on a plant.

Throw fruit and vegetable trimmings and peelings into your yard compost to prevent using the garbage disposal.

For hanging baskets, planters and pots, place ice cubes under the moss or dirt to give your plants a cool drink of water and help eliminate water overflow.

When backflushing your pool, consider using the water on your landscaping.

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