POSTED: Friday, June 15, 2012 - 10:42am
UPDATED: Friday, June 15, 2012 - 2:29pm
EL PASO — As part of its “Less is the New More” water conservation campaign, El Paso Water Utilities is inviting customers to a free workshop Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at EPWU’s Carlos M. Ramirez TecH2O Water Resources Learning Center, 10751 Montana Ave.
Two-thirds of the water consumed by El Pasoans is used indoors, meaning there are plenty of opportunities to conserve water around our homes.
This workshop offers tips on how to conserve water and save money by identifying common reasons for high consumption in your home. EPWU will also give away “Less is the New More” T-shirts, bumper stickers and cell phone pouches.
Water use in El Paso peaks during the hottest, driest parts of the year. While El Paso Water Utilities draws water from the Rio Grande to help meet those demands, continuing drought upstream means our share of river water will be dramatically less than normal this year. In fact, Elephant Butte Lake and Caballo Lake, which store El Paso's river water, are only about 10 percent full.
Using less now means we'll have more for the future. Conserving water will help us avoid mandatory watering restrictions. So, don't get left behind. Visit LessIsMoreEP.org for more on how you can join the movement. Because in El Paso, LESS is the new MORE.