Important information about Park Place Water
Did you know?
About 1.2 quadrillion gallons of water lie underground in Wisconsin. That's enough water to cover the state to a depth of 90-100 feet.
Every day, Wisconsinites use about 800 million gallons of groundwater from wells.
The average person uses 63 gallons of water a day.
A dairy cow producing 100 pounds of milk each day slurps 45 gallons of water; there are more than 1.2 million dairy cows in Wisconsin.
A meal of a quarter-pound hamburger, fries and a soda takes 1,400 gallons of water to produce.
A gallon of gas for your car requires 6 gallons of water.
Industries and commercial business draw over 106 million gallons of groundwater each day from their own wells and use about 150 million gallons more from municipal water systems.
Park Place homeowners use about 16 million gallons of water per year.
What Can We Do?
Use Water Wisely and Efficiently!
Conservation doesn't mean doing without. It does mean using water wisely. Wasted water, especially heated water, is money down the drain! You and your family are an important part of this effort to make every drop count. Following are some ways to conserve our water.
Look for leaks: a dripping faucet can waste 10-20 gallons of water a day.
Showering and bathing: With a conventional showerhead, about 4 gallons of water are used for every minute spent showering. A water-conserving showerhead uses only 2.5 gallons per minute without sacrificing the spray. Shorten your shower or turn off the water while soaping up to save even more water.
Low-flow faucet aerators: Low-flow faucet aerators mix water with air, and reduce the amount of water flowing from your kitchen and bathroom sinks. The aerators are designed for either inside or outside threaded faucets, and use about 40% less water than a standard aerator.
Teeth brushing and shaving: For every minute water runs unused from your tap, 1-3 gallons of water are wasted. Never leave the water running while your brush your teeth or shave.
In the garden: Use mulch to reduce water needs and control weed growth. Plant drought tolerant perennials, and hand water annuals.
Lawns: Please consider letting your lawn go dormant during times of low rain. If you must water , water once a week, but skip a watering if it rains. Do not apply more than 1 inch of water at a time. Water early in the morning or at night to minimize evaporation and help reduce high demand for water during daytime.
Let's all pitch in and conserve our Park Place water!!!