Johnson Utilities has just released the following press release announcing a new water treatment plant coming online.
Johnson Utilities, L.L.C. is advising its customers that on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, a new reverse osmosis water treatment plant came online. Water from Johnson Ranch Well #4 is being treated by the plant to achieve non-detect level for nitrates and is adding an additional 400 gallons per minute to the Main Yard water plant. This treatment will help keep the Main Yard water tanks full and address low pressure issues that some Johnson Utilities customers have experienced.
By the end of this week, Johnson Utilities anticipates a second well, Johnson Ranch Well #5, to be treated through the new reverse osmosis treatment plant. Johnson Ranch Well #5 will add an additional 400 gallons per minute. When both Johnson Ranch Wells #4 and #5 are on-line and treated down to nondetect levels for nitrates, a third well, Johnson Ranch Well #3 will be brought online and blended with the water from the Attaway Well, the Hardison Well and Johnson Ranch Wells #4 and #5.
These milestones are a result of months of planning, testing and permitting and will result in additional water supplies capable of serving an equivalent of 6,600 homes for an entire year.
As Johnson Utilities works through the addition of new treated water to the system, we ask that you take on some voluntary measures to help conserve water. Below are some industry-wide conservation tips.
How many can you implement?
- Irrigate every other day or every third day. Water your summer lawn once every three days and your winter lawn once every five days.
- With a broom, dry clean your driveways and walkways instead of using the hose.
- When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water.
- Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
- Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.
- Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop goes down you and not the drain.
- When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.
- Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.
- Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 1,000 gallons per month.
- If your toilet flapper doesn’t close properly after flushing, replace it.
- Plug the sink instead of running water to rinse your razor and save up to 300 gallons a month.
- Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 150 gallons a month.
- Take 5-minute showers instead of baths. A full bathtub requires up to 70 gallons of water.
- One drip every second adds up to five gallons per day! Check your faucets and showerheads for leaks.
- While you wait for hot water, collect the running water and use it to water plants.
- Avoid recreational water toys that require a constant flow of water.
- Run your washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
- Collect water from your roof by installing gutters and downspouts. Direct the runoff to plants and trees.
- Adjust your lawn mower to the height of 1.5 to 2 inches. Taller grass shades roots and holds soil moisture better than short grass.
- Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk or street.
- Water only when necessary. More plants die from over - watering than from under-watering.