While the Potomac River is a reliable and resilient source of drinking water, the metropolitan Washington region has experienced droughts in the recent past, which reinforces the need for a year round wise water use campaign. COG, in cooperation with local water utilities, adopted the national “Water, Use it Wisely” program to demonstrate simple wise water use practices. There are 100 water saving tips that are easy to incorporate into daily practices, from turning the water off while brushing teeth, to properly adjusting landscape planning throughout the year. With awareness and a little effort, area residents can help preserve and protect regional water resources.
Visit the national website where you can subscribe to the Wise Water Use Twitter feed, Facebook page, and news.