Although about 70% of the Earth is covered with water only 3% of the Earth’s water is fresh water. In recent years this fresh water supply has been shrinking at an alarming rate and recent droughts have in the Southeast has only contributed to the need to conserve this precious natural resource.
As a reference point, the average HHHunt resident uses 3000 gallons of water per month! This figure does not include water consumption for the common areas of the community such as irrigation or maintaining the community pool.
We encourage our residents to reduce their water consumption as much as possible and have provided a few tips below:
- Advise our staff immediately of dripping plumbing fixtures or if you see or hear water running.
- Whenever possible do not hand-wash dishes - the water flow on a kitchen faucet is 2.2 gallons of water per minute, almost the same as a shower head.
- Only run the dishwasher when it is full.
- Take a shower instead of a bath.
- Do not use the toilet as a trash receptacle.
- Do not use running water to thaw frozen items.
- Store drinking water in the fridge rather than letting the faucet run until the water is cool.
- Don’t rinse dishes before placing in the dishwasher instead scrape food from dishes into the trash.
- Only wash full loads of clothes and adjust the water level accordingly.
- Do not allow water to run while brushing your teeth or shaving.