The Conservation Services Department is dedicated to the responsible use and management of our natural resources through the application of environmentally sound practices; the development of a strong foundation of leadership and education; and the promotion of programs and projects that provide opportunities, fund incentives and assist citizens in the management of their own resources.
Ways To Conserve Water
The City is promoting water conservation this summer as we have in past years. For most households, the single biggest step you can take is to reduce the number of days you water your lawn to two or even one day each week. You can see the watering schedule that
This Water Conservation Plan was developed to maintain and extend the available water supply to the City’s certified service area and to protect the integrity of water supply facilities with a focus on domestic water use, sanitation and fire prevention; to protect and preserve public health, welfare and safety; and
Install and Maintain Rain Barrels Now is a great time to install or perform routine maintenance on rain barrels. Rain barrels help conserve water by harvesting rain, which can be used instead of municipal or well water. Also, rainwater is better for your plants because it is free of salts and
Ways To Conserve Energy
A great way to improve the efficiency of heating and cooling systems is to incorporate control strategies that ensure systems are used only when necessary. Common control strategies include ENERGY STAR qualified programmable thermostats, multiple zones, and CO2 demand sensors. These strategies can be specified on new heating and cooling systems
Just like your automobile, your facility’s heating and cooling systems need maintenance to operate efficiently. To improve efficiency and help ensure reliability and long life, consider the following tips. Engage a qualified HVAC firm in a maintenance contract with seasonal tune-ups. During these tune-ups, a technician should check combustion efficiency,
One of the first steps you should consider before upgrading your heating and cooling system is to reduce your load (i.e. how much heating and cooling you actually use). Reducing the load allows existing systems to operate less frequently and newer systems to be designed smaller, thereby lowering operating costs.