TURLOCK — Covenant Village of Turlock retirement community won the city’s Water Saving Hero award. The facility reduced its water use by 4,934,790 gallons between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30.
The award is given to residents and businesses that put forth the extra effort to conserve water at home or in the workplace.
Covenant Village’s savings largely came from making small changes in habits and landscape maintenance. They evaluated and made adjustments and repairs to the sprinkler systems and added mulch to the landscape to retain moisture. Residents also reduced personal usage by taking shorter showers and turning off the water while brushing their teeth. They also collected water that normally runs down the drains and used it to water flowers and plants... Read More