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The Department of Integrated Services and the City Manetnimiento launches the "Water Saving Campaign" to promote moderate and rational consumption among the public (17/06/2008)

Councilman and Comprehensive Maintenance Services of the City Hall of Totana, Sergio Lopez, presented the "Water Saving Campaign" in which we provide a series of recommendations to promote among citizens moderate and rational consumption of water In order to avoid future restrictions in previous years have been the locals in this summer.

In this way, the mayor reported the measurement protocol "to ensure water supply to the terrible drought we are experiencing" referred to the City by the Commonwealth Taibilla Channel and the Hydrographic Confederation of Segura.

According to the mayor "water is a scarce commodity, a value that is trading higher, so use it wisely is an obligation of all citizens to ensure future generations a world more livable."

According to the treaty bodies, it is prohibited to use water for irrigation of parks and gardens are private and public, with the exception of those identified as historic, or those from wells.

It also would prohibit road washdown irrigation, operation of public swimming pools or private, closed circuit, and the more restrictive use of public showers and the use of water for ornamental fountains and water use for equipment or facilities cooling systems have no recovery or closed circuit.

The mayor has made a series of recommendations to the people of Totana, allowing them to save water and reduce the cost of bills recommended by the campaign to close slightly the way stopcock housing, as "not appreciated the difference and saves a lot of water. "

It has also recommended to bath shower is preferable because it can save about 100 gallons of water and close the water tap in the shower "when we are lathering and when we wash our teeth, because they can save ten and twenty liters. "

It is preferable to use the dishwasher or washing machine only when full, and recommended urgent fix faults faucets and pipes, as "a leaky faucet can lose up to 30 liters a day."

If washing dishes by hand, has recommended it to the tap turned off using a battery to soap and one for rinsing.

Other measures recommended by the mayor have been watering the plants at night to avoid evaporation losses and placing diffusers in the taps of the house to make better use of water by reducing consumption.

So, has advised all citizens who have gardens in their homes, incorporating Mediterranean species that consume less water.

Through the implementation of this campaign, Sergio López has recommended not to wash the car every week, and when recourse to wash car wash station because it saves more water.

Flush the toilet only when necessary are some of the recommendations made by the mayor, who has said, so "you can save about 10 gallons each time we do not use the tank."

In this regard, the mayor pointed out that the water saving campaign launch last summer saved about 3%, so "trying to take these tips to prevent future water outages of long duration in our homes. "

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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