Bannock County Groundwater

Do You Use Water Wisely?

Understanding how much water we use and where is the first step to conserving one of our most precious resources. In the Portneuf Valley, the water we drink and water our lawns with originally comes from snow that falls in the Scout Mountain area. As the snow melts, it seeps into the ground and finally ends up in our aquifer.

Your city water bill reflects the costs of protecting groundwater, pumping it out of the ground, and delivering it to homes and businesses.

Conservation is every desert dweller’s duty.  Even small changes can make a difference!

  • Water your lawn or garden during the cool morning hours
  • Consider using low-water plants in your landscaping
  • Fix running toilets: Save up to 200 gallons a day
  • Take a shower instead of a bath: Save up to 60 gallons a day
  • Wash full loads of laundry: Save 42 gallons per load
  • Turn off unused taps: Save 2 gallons per minute
  • Use efficient appliances: Cut water use by up to 30%

For more suggestions and ideas or to get a list of water saving appliances and products, visit:

For suggestions and ideas on drought-tolerant grasses and ornamental plants, visit:

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