Residents urged to take ‘40 gallon’ challenge

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Residents urged to take ‘40 gallon’ challenge Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:00 pm Friday, July 15, 2011 Skip Latest Stories Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is encouraging all Alabama residents to take the “40 Gallon Challenge” and save 40 gallons of water a day for their county and state.Grant Lyons, Pike County Extension coordinator, said the “40 Gallon Challenge” is a call for residents and businesses to reduce the region’s water use on an average of 40 gallons per person, per day.“The challenge began in 2011 as a voluntary campaign to increase water conservation,” Lyons said. Book Nook to reopen “If you save 40 gallons of water a day for 30 days, that’s more than 1,000 gallons a month and you’ll see a reduction in your water bill.”Just by turning off the water when brushing your teeth saves up to eight gallons a day.A sure and easy way to save water is, when washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.Another is to run the clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month. Email the author To date, the daily water savings of the 1,737 United State residents who have accepted the “40 Gallon Challenge” is 312,380 gallonsFor more information on how to conserve our water supply, contact Lyons at 334-566-0985 or Kerry Smith at 334-844-3036 at Auburn University or [email protected] “40 Gallon Challenge” to accept the challenge. “The 40 Gallon Challenger encourages people to save a minimum of 40 gallons a day by adopting new water-saving techniques. Those who accept the challenge are asked to sign a pledge card that outlines water-saving practices and the daily water-savings to expect.”Lyons said that drought conditions, population growth and increasing water demands have put added stress on the water supply.“Reducing water usage at home saves these valuable resources and it also reduces the amount homeowners pay for water each month,” he said. Print Article You Might Like Troy woman charged with identity theft The former executive director of the child advocacy center was arrested Thursday on two felony counts of identity theft. The… read more By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more