There’s one thing that you can typically count on in the great state of Washington and that’s an abundance of rainfall. In Western Washington, the average annual rainfall is over 3 feet. Since we usually get a fair amount of rainfall in the Spring and Fall, we tend to take it for granted by the time Summer rolls around. Summers in Washington have been steadily getting hotter over the last few years and due to the excessive heat, droughts have also increased. While it is too early to know for certain how hot it will be this Summer, weather experts have already started predicting weather trends for the year. Predictions from the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center are forecasting above average temperatures and below average precipitation. In other words, Kent and the surrounding areas are looking drier and hotter over the next few months.
The city of Kent recommends and encourages residents to practice water conservation tips in times of drought and when we experience heavier than normal rainfall. Using less water is the easiest and simplest way to extend the city’s overall water supply. It’s also the most cost effective way as well. Simple things like turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and taking shorter showers are effective water conservation techniques that will lower your water usage and should save you money on your monthly utilities. A few more tips to consider are the following:
- Only run your appliances that use water such as dishwashers and washers when you have full loads of dishes or clothing.
- Replace your toilets or showerheads with low flow alternative models.
- Save water at home by using commercial car washes to clean your vehicle. Commercial car washes recycle the water that they use which wastes less water.
Certain Kent residents may be eligible for a washing machine rebate or a toilet rebate. Customers of the city water services can get a $50-$75 mail-in rebate if they purchase a qualifying Energy Star-certified washing machine or replace their old 5-gallon toilet with one that conserves more water. You can learn more about the rebates that are available on the city’s website.
If you need to replace your plumbing appliances that are more efficient and better at conserving water, then you need the services of Drain Pro Plumbing. As members of the Kent community, we do all that we can to assist our customers with the perfect plumbing solution for their needs. Our team is expertly equipped to handle plumbing repairs and replacements. Call us at (206) 785-1404 for a free estimate or a qualified second opinion!