Water Conservation / Waste Water Drainage / Recycling Programs
Help Protect Idaho's Most Valuable Resource!
Self-watering Planting Pots
When you are looking for ways to save water in your yard, look for things like self-watering pots for your plants, such as the pots located in Downtown Idaho Falls and along the River Walk on Memorial Drive. These types of containers reduce water use, don’t allow fertilizer to escape into the environment, and produce a more even water consumption that makes healthier, more beautiful plants.
Water Conservation Around the House
Water is Idaho’s most valuable natural resource. You can make a big impact on water conservation by doing a lot of little things. Things like turning the water off while you brush your teeth, fixing small leaks in your faucets, or changing out old and inefficient fixtures. Looking for little things around the house can have big impact on the environment.
Storm Water Drainage
Before you change your oil or fertilize your yard, remember, what gets spilled or washed down your driveway or into the gutter, can also be washed back into creeks, canals or washes and can ultimately make its way back into our river water system. Don’t dump used oil, harmful chemicals or excess fertilizer into the street or gutter. Help protect Idaho’s most valuable resource.
Xeriscaping is a great way to save water. Plants that are native to east Idaho are specifically adapted to our climate, and are able to use less water and less fertilizer. When looking at landscaping, look for ways to incorporate these types of plants into your yard. They look great, take less maintenance, are better for the environment and save you money.
Recycling is a great way to make a big difference in our community. It is easy to do and affordable. Recycling returns products back into a raw form that can be used to create new products. Plus, it reduces the amount of space used up in our landfills and results in a healthier environment for future generations.
What happens to products when they are recycled? Well, aluminum cans are turned back into aluminum cans. Steel cans are used in other steel products such as car parts and construction materials. Paper is recycled into new paper. Some grades of paper can even be recycled up to seven times!
Newspapers, magazines, cereal boxes, paper towel and toilet paper cores, tin and aluminum cans, can cardboard boxes are all great examples of materials that can be recycled rather than added to our landfills.