Conservation

Do your part to protect our water supply.

  • father helping daughter brush her teeth --- Image by © Ronnie Kaufman/Larry Hirshowitz/Blend Images/CorbisTurn off the faucet when you brush your teeth, shave, wash dishes, etc.
  • Take shorter showers.  Use a kitchen timer if you need a reminder.
  • Run dishwashers and clothes washers only when completely full.
  • Only water the lawn when it truly needs it.  A lawn requires just 1″ of water per week.
  • Avoid watering lawns on windy days, since water evaporates more quickly when it’s windy.
  • Adjust the spray of your irrigation nozzles to make sure that water is spraying on your lawn, and not on sidewalks or driveways.
  • Obey water restrictions!
  • Sweep driveways, sidewalks, and steps rather than hosing off.
  • Fix leaks around the home.  Small leaks in faucets and toilets waste hundreds of gallons of water a month.
  • Upgrade to water efficient toilets, clothes washers, showerheads, and faucets.

Why Conserve?

Hampton Road TankIn Sharon, our drinking water comes from locally sourced groundwater.  We are not connected to MWRA or any other town water source.

We are dependent on rain and good conservation practices that keep our water clean and healthy.

Sharon pro-actively puts water restrictions in place from May 1-Oct. 1 every year, in order to reduce the amount of water withdrawal during the warmer weather.  This action ensures that there is enough water in town for firefighting and public safety.

The Water Department also offer rebates on water efficient toilets and clothes washers to encourage residential conservation.

During times of drought (and always) we should be mindful of our water supply and do our part to conserve whenever we can.