Car Washing and Overwatering

Follow Car-Washing Rules

Everyone wants a clean car and some prefer to wash it themselves. Before you get your hose and bucket ready, it’s important to know your mutual’s car washing rules. 

Third Mutual
Car washing is prohibited in the interest of water conservation.  

United Mutual
Car washing is allowed as long as a hose features a spray nozzle with a shutoff valve, again to conserve water. 

Avoid Overwatering

From time to time the Security Department receives complaints about overwatering, which can pose a slip and fall hazard for others. Using a broom and a dust pan to clean outdoor surfaces is not only effective but it also helps conserve water. Overwatering can be detrimental to plants depending on their individual water requirements and may also cause dirt and other debris to flow onto walkways. Our Landscaping Services Department works diligently to keep plants healthy by following a systematic irrigation schedule. 

How You Can Help Conserve

  • Use low-flow shower heads and limit showers to 5 minutes or less for an estimated savings of 75 gallons a week.
  • Turn the water off while lathering in the shower, turning it back on to quickly rinse for an estimated savings of 75 gallons a week.
  • Turn off the water while brushing teeth or shaving for an estimated savings of 35 gallons a week.
  • Run only full loads of laundry and dishes; place food scraps into the garbage can or rinse them off with very short blasts of hot water for an estimated savings of 60 gallons per week.
  • Rinse fruit and vegetables in a sink or a pan filled with water instead of running the water continuously for an estimated savings of 30 gallons a week.

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