Contest encourages conservation in Logan

Research finds most people look to curtailing water use instead of improving efficiency of their habits and appliances as the best method to conserve water. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

No one likes to pay big water and electricity bills but you can get them both free for three months if you are a winner in Logan City’s first annual conservation contest. Emily Malik, conservation coordinator, says the goal of the contest is to educate the public to be more pro-active about energy and water consumption.

Those who sign up for the contest will be provided with information on how to reduce their consumption and they will get periodic updates about how much energy and water they are saving over a period of one year.

“If you don’t have LED light bulbs in your house but you don’t use your lights very often, you’ll save more by switching to LED lights,” says Malik. “But if you live in a house where you never turn off your lights you’ll save a lot just by turning off your lights when they’re not in use.

“So it just depends on the household. There’s a lot of different actions residents can take.”

Malik says that resources will be made available for those who wish to participate to help explain how to be the most effective.

“When they do call to sign up for the contest we will send them out links to help get them started.”  

Malik says there are actually three prizes based on maximum reduction: greatest electric consumption reduction, greatest water consumption reduction and overall greatest reduction. She says the contest is open to all Logan residents who have lived in the home for a minimum of one year.

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