Try conserving more

Published 9:16 am Thursday, November 8, 2012

To the editor:

Ms. Dorothy Kirk’s letter in the Bulletin makes me think that she doesn’t really practice water conservation. I, too, am a single person household, and even though I live outside Tryon and pay the higher rate, my monthly water bill averages just $40.

That’s less than I was paying a local private water company 15 years ago. I’ve always seen any changes in rates announced, so there’s no secrecy about it and it’s not a “back door tax.”

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Suggestions to Ms. Kirk: (1) have a water-saver head in the shower, (2) wash two quart milk bottles, fill them with water, and put them in the toilet water tank to reduce the amount used with each flush, (3) run the dishwasher just once a week, and (4) launder just two loads – one whites, one colors – each week.

– Ty Martin, Tryon