Roto-Rooter Minneapolis Responds to Minnesota Drought with Water-Saving Tips

In the middle of October, Minnesota announced a drought that has grown to put 30 percent of the state under "extreme drought" conditions. As citizens are urged to cut back on water use, Roto-Rooter Minneapolis explains how plumbing improvements can help conserve the limited resource.

Nov 27, 2012, 06:00 ET from Roto-Rooter Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the end of the 2012 summer, many states across America were suffering from intense droughts that impacted the success of farmers nationwide. Although some areas have been relieved by rain, the state of Minnesota has continued to face drought problems of its own, forcing state officials to encourage residents to restrict water use. Roto-Rooter Minneapolis applauds all citizens for working together to conserve water, but notes that water waste could be occurring without anyone knowing. The company strives to correct plumbing issues that may be causing excess household water use.

In a Bloomberg Businessweek article from mid-October, it was revealed that, "It took longer for the drought to be felt in Minnesota than other states. But updated data from the U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday showed that nearly half the state is now in a severe or extreme drought, while the rest of the state is in at least a moderate drought." Another article from The Star Tribune notes that currently, 30 percent of the state is facing "extreme drought conditions."

Although it may be difficult for many residents to make the connection of conserving water at home in order to reduce drought risks, Roto-Rooter Minneapolis encourages local citizens to look at the broader picture. In the Businessweek article, Matthew Wohlman, assistant commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, helps explain further, "[We] are very concerned going to this fall and winter and into next spring about what the impact could be if we don't get adequate moisture this winter and into next spring."

Roto-Rooter Minneapolis notes that while homeowners cannot control the weather and can only do so much by restricting water use, there are plumbing repairs that can increase conservation efforts. In a recent press statement, Roto-Rooter Minneapolis responds, "We encourage all homeowners to have their homes inspected for leaks that may be undetected to the naked eye. Other repairs, such as having Ultra-Efficient low-flow toilets using just 1.28 gallons per flush, faucet flow limiters, low-flow showerheads and tankless water heaters, can help families save money and conserve tens of thousands of gallons of water – in many cases cutting annual household water consumption in half. The trusted and certified technicians at Roto-Rooter Minneapolis are ready to do their part to help Minnesota residents tackle this drought and continue to save money and water for years to come."


Roto-Rooter Minneapolis is pleased to be a member of the largest plumbing repair, sewer and drain cleaning company in North America. Since its 1935 inception, Roto-Rooter has remained committed to providing superior plumbing services to homeowners and businesses alike, utilizing innovative technology and high-level knowledge of plumbing and drain systems. The company is proud to offer an array of services to its Minnesota customers, both in Minneapolis and throughout the Twin Cities, and to give each client the peace of mind that all plumbing maintenance and repair issues are being handled professionally and expediently.

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