Voluntary Water Conservation Notice October 08, 2020 by Borough Admin The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a Drought Watch for Cumberland County. The Shippensburg Borough Water Authority is asking all of its customers to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 5%. Below are some tips on how to do this. VOLUNTARY WATER CONSERVATION NOTICE The Shippensburg Borough Authority is asking its customers to voluntarily conserve water. Water Saving Tips Inside the Home > Turn the faucet off while brushing your teeth, rinse with a glass of water. > When shaving, use a sink filled with rinse water. > Take short showers instead of baths. > Fill the sink with water to pre-rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Water Recycling Tips > Place a bucket in the shower to catch water that is wasted while you adjust your shower water temperature and recycle this water for plants or other watering uses. > Other sources of water that can be recycled easily for other watering purposes include: Pet dishes Flower vases Leftover water from cooking or drinking Dehumidifier water Water Saving Tips Outside the Home > Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways, steps, and sidewalks. > Wash the car with water from a bucket. If a hose is used, control the flow with an automatic shut off nozzle. > Water the lawn or garden during the coolest part of the day and avoid windy days. > Use soaker hoses and trickle irrigation systems to reduce the amount of water used for irrigation. > Use mulch around shrubs and garden plants to reduce evaporation from the soil surface and cut down on weed growth. For more information on long-term water conversation measures such as installing water-saving plumbing fixtures and appliances and identifying and repairing leaks within your home, visit DEP’s website at www.depweb.state.pa.us, keyword: Water Conservation, Click on “Water Conservation Center Tips” bullet on the right edge. Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.