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June 1, 2024 - May 1, 2025
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Susan and Mark Rounds

Team Moscow


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Susan and Mark's actions

Waterwise Beautification

Collect Rain Water

I will create 1 rain garden(s), bioswale(s), or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.


Waterwise Home

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.


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    Susan and Mark Rounds 1/07/2024 5:33 PM
    28 years ago, my husband and I started switching the plantings in our yard from lawn grass to native plants which require only occasional watering. We only use water from our rain barrels or water saved when running the inside taps for watering outside. That means we do not use the outside faucets on our house for any landscaping. It means more effort to pack water to the new trees or plants, and I am getting much stronger. The greatest benefit has been watching a vast increase in the number and diversity of insects in our yard, from tiny Perdita bees, to 8 species of Bumblebee, Praying Mantis, and non-aggressive wasps.
    Waterwise Home Conserve Toilet Water
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

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    Susan and Mark Rounds 1/07/2024 5:29 PM
    In order to improve sustainability, new housing developments should be required to install low water use landscaping and low flow toilets and other water saving devices.