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There's room for calm, but we need some more storms

By Staff
Yesterday's rain was a welcome site, but unless there is more where that came from the drought is hardly over.
While Franklin County has not been imposed with restrictions on water usage, the idea of water conservation should be on everyone's mind. It's better to think about conserving water today so that we will have it tomorrow instead of waking up one day only to find no water coming out of the faucet.
Conserving water doesn't have to mean two-minute showers or not flushing the toilet. Instead, try changing simple things like not running the water while brushing your teeth or washing your car at the coin car wash instead of at home. Believe it or not, but coin car washes use one-third less water than washing your car at home, which can make a big difference in water conservation.
Repairing leaky plumbing is also another easy way to help conserve water-not to mention cutting down on your water bill. A few consistent drops can add up to gallons before you know it.
Everyone should think of ways to conserve water while we have it. Having running water is a luxury we all take for granted.