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Free Sprinkler Head Program A Huge Hit

For anyone grumbling about increasing trash rates, take a look at how changing some of our habits can make a huge impact on our environment and our fiscal and personal health.

RPU water customers picked up almost 55,000 of these low-water use nozzles this spring, which over their five-year lifespan can save more than 390 million gallons of water. When coupled with last year’s pilot program, when 36,000 nozzles were snapped up by the utility’s customers in just three weeks, that’s a savings of more than 644 million gallons — enough water to serve nearly 4,000 average homes for one year.