Our goal at Marshall Municipal Utilities is to provide our community
with clean, safe, reliable electric and water services. We are also
committed to protecting our environment through many conservation
programs, customer education, and by purchasing power from environmentally
friendly generation sources.
Little leaks add up in a hurry. A faucet drip or invisible toilet leak that totals only 2 tablespoons
per minute can add up to 15 gallons per day. That's 105 wasted gallons per week or 5460 gallons per year that you are
paying for! Check every faucet in the house for leaks. Don't wait to fix a drip.
Don't let the water run when you brush your teeth, wash your face, or shave. You will use at least one gallon
per minute and most of it will be wasted. Just use what is needed and save the rest.
Water Effectively! Don't sprinkle grass lightly, deep-soak it! Light watering doesn't get water deep down into
the soil. In fact, it can damage your lawn. A good soaking gets to the "root" of the problem by encouraging deep, solid
root growth. Lawns with deep root growth are more drought-resistant and less prone to winterkill.
Does your toilet have a secret leak? You can test it by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank. Don't
flush for 15 minutes. If the colored water shows up in the bowl, the tank is leaking. The water you are paying for is
going right down the drain. Get it repaired immediately to save water and money!
Water ONLY when your lawn needs it. Water only when the grass or plants show signs of needing it. To test
whether or not your lawn needs a soaking, step on the grass. If it springs back up, you don't need to water. If it stays
flat, it's time to water again. Give it a good drink early in the morning on your next day to water. (Remember to follow
the odd-even sprinkling schedule.)
Morning is the best time to water...and the earlier the better. As the sun rises, so does the mercury. After
about 10 am, heat steals moisture from your lawn through evaporation. When you water EARLY, you can water LESS because
more of the water is absorbed into your lawn. You save time and money when you water at daybreak.
Mulch planting areas. Mulch covers open areas with tasteful good looks, helps keep the ground from overheating,
holds moisture that would otherwise evaporate, and discourages weed growth.