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Water FountainWater is a precious and limited resource in Harwich and we cannot afford to waste it. We should all conserve this resource by becoming Water Wise. Water conservation reduces the need for developing new water sources and storage facilities, protects both streams and wetlands, and can save you money. Every drop counts and you can make a difference by paying attention to how you use water everyday and conserving. The Harwich Water Department has prepared the following water conservation tips to assist water consumers in conserving water and saving money.

Water that is used outdoors during the summer in Harwich accounts for up to 60% of the Town's total annual water consumption.

IRRIGATION WATER CONSERVATION

Inches of Water Required Per Week
AprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober
1/2" 3/4" 1 1/4" 1 1/2" 1 1/2" 1" 1/2"

 

Example Watering Schedule for an Average Sprinkler System Application rate of 1/4 inch every 20 minutes
MonthAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sept.Oct.
# Cycles per week 2 3 3 3 3 3 2
Cycle Time (min) 15 20 20 20 20 20 15

 

OTHER OUTDOOR WATER CONSERVATION

Don't Use A Hose
Use A Broom

WATER CONSERVATION IN THE KITCHEN

WATER CONSERVATION IN THE BATHROOM

CONSERVATION IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM