Imagine a Day Without Water
What would your day be like if you had no access to clean water?
This is the question the City of Hendersonville is proposing on October 20, 2022 for Imagine a Day Without Water, a nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water.
The City of Hendersonville joins elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators, and businesses from across the country as part of this eighth annual event led by the Value of Water Campaign. A thousand organizations across the country will raise awareness about the crucial need for investment in our nation’s water systems, both now and in the future.
“We are very pleased to be participating once again in this year’s events for Imagine a Day Without Water,” said Lee Smith, Utilities Director. “We are proud to provide vital public services to our customers every day and are excited to share engaging digital content that will educate our customers about how our utility system works.”
Water Conservation Tips & Resources
- An automatic dishwasher uses 9 to 12 gallons of water while hand washing dishes can use up to 20 gallons. Always make sure the dishwasher is fully loaded before running.
- Install a high-efficiency clothes washer and make sure the washer is full before running. (High-efficiency clothes washer rebate)
- Put a bucket in the shower while you're waiting for the water to warm up, and use the water you catch for watering plants, flushing the toilet, or cleaning.
- Install a low-flow showerhead. This type of showerhead typically uses 12.5 gallons or less during an average 5-minute shower.
- Spend less time in the shower.
- Install a high-efficiency toilet. (High-efficiency toilet rebate)
- Let pee be – only flush #2.
- Proper household maintenance of faucets, toilets, showers, sinks, etc. will reduce the likelihood of leaks. Water customers are provided with a free AquaHawk alerting program that shows water usage levels sends alerts when usage indicates a leak. Go to https://hendernc.aquahawk.us/login to sign up your account.
- Participate in the City of Hendersonville's Rain barrel Program.
- If you must water your grass or trees, water them more heavily, but less often; this saves water and builds stronger roots. Water during the coolest part of the day to lessen the impact of evaporation. On average, lawns require only 0.25 inches of water per day or 1.25 inches of water per week in warm weather. (Smart irrigation systems rebate)
- The City of Hendersonville also offers a customer-side shut off valve rebate program. This feature can help save water during an active leak and allow customers to shut off service on their side of the meter if they plan to be away on vacation or gone for an extended period.