A family of four can save 160,000 litres of water or more a year by installing low flow shower heads. Older shower heads have flow rates as high as 20 litres per minute while newer ones use between 5.6 and 9.5 litres per minute – half the water and energy!
Recycle unused water. While waiting for hot water to flow, catch the cool water in a bucket. Use it later to water your plants or pets.
Take a 5 minute shower instead of a bath, or reduce your bath water by just 2 inches.
Toilets are one of the biggest water users in homes with 24% of household water getting flushed away!
Do not use the toilet as a garbage can. Tissues and other items can be thrown in the trash can saving you 1000 litres of water per year.
Place a few drops of food coloring in the tank of the toilet(s) in the late evening
Let the coloring sit overnight
If color appears in the bowl by morning, you have a leak.
The average lawn and/or garden only needs 5 centimeters of waters per week, including rain. Longer, infrequent watering will help develop deeper, healthier roots.
Consider Watering the lawn and/or garden early in the morning to avoid water being lost to evaporation.
Make sure your sprinkler is aimed at your lawn and not the sidewalk, driveway, or road.
Aerate your lawn regularly and use mulch around plants to reduce evaporation.
Use a rain barrel to collect water for your plants and shrubs.
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Current Fire Rating
Todays fire rating is High
wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is HIGH.
WILDFIRE SITUATION |
August 15, 2022 AT 4:30 PM
Warm temperatures and gusty winds
will increase the fire danger in the coming days. Areas that have not received
rain are at the highest risk. Aerial patrols, lookout personnel and our fire
crews are watching for holdover lightning fires. To report wildfire call
Five lightning caused wildfires were detected this past weekend.
Grande Prairie Forest Area currently has listed two active wildfires. GWF 32 is
under control (UC) at 76 hectares crews continue to extinguish hotspots. GWF 40
is being held (BH) at 0.5 hectares. Currently, 13 firefighters using a water
truck and helicopter are working this wildfire.