Water Conservation

Conserving water saves money on your water bill and also on your energy bill.

Saving Water

Be aware of the amount of water your household is using and look for ways to use less water.

Low Flow Shower Heads

Reduce your usage to as little as 2.4 gallons per minute compared to 5 to 10 gallons per minute in a “high flow” shower head.

Faucet Aerators

An average faucet uses 5 gallons of water per minute of use. An easy to install, low-cost faucet aerator can cut usage in half.

Test for Toilet Leaks

When a toilet leaks, water escapes from the tank into the bowl and washes away into the sewer. Toilets are a source of hidden leaks; unless the toilet “runs” after each flush, we seldom notice them. A silent leak caused by a corroded flush valve can waste about ten gallons of water an hour, which means money down the drain that you can’t see or hear. For every unit of water you use, you are charged for a unit of sewer usage as well.

The best way to find a toilet leak is to put a small dye tablet or several drops of food coloring in the toilet tank. Wait 15 minutes. If color shows up in the water in the toilet bowl, you know you have a problem. If no dye appears in the bowl after 10 or 15 minutes that means you have leak-free toilet.