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Ask a Portland Plumber About Water Conservation

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Save Water. Save Money. Garden at Night.

At 3 Mountains Plumbing we’re always thinking of ways to promote mindful water conservation techniques. We are committed to environmental preservation and do our best to pass along effective strategies we’ve picked up along our 12 year journey serving the Portland community.

One of the most effective water conservation techniques we’ve discovered and recommend is night time gardening.  This timely technique, particularly useful during the summer months, truly saves quite a bit of water.  It may sound strange, but gardening at night is not only better for the environment, but may also save you money.

How Does it Work?

It’s all a matter of evaporation.  Water supplied to gardens during the day is quickly evaporated by the sun’s rays.  In order for your garden to thrive, more water is needed to feed the plants, vegetables, and flowers surrounding your home.  At night, the water has time to filter through the ground without being slowed or stopped by the light of the hot summer sun.  More water makes for a healthier garden.

Benefits of Night Time Gardening

Summer should mean more fun in the sun, not higher water bills.  Saving money is certainly one of the major benefits of night time gardening, but what else?

  • Conserve water
  • Save money on utility bills
  • Better for the environment
  • Could be fun! Bring the family out there and frolic about in the moonlight! (or, not)

Please do not hesitate to call and speak with one of our expert plumbing technicians to learn more about how we can help ensure you and your home continue to conserve water and maintain a lower environmental impact.    

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