Are You Water Aware?

Water is a precious resource. It's important to use water wisely, particularly during extended dry weather. By following these simple suggestions, you'll save money on your water bill while conserving the supply we all depend on.

Check faucets and pipes for leaks


A small drip from a worn faucet washer can waste 20 gallons of water per day. Larger leaks can waste hundreds of gallons.

Check your toilets for leaks


Put a little food coloring in your toilet tank. If, without flushing, the color begins to appear in the bowl within 30 minutes, you have a leak that should be repaired immediately. Most replacement parts are inexpensive and easy to install.

Take shorter showers.

One way to cut down on water use is to turn off the shower after soaping up, then turn it back on to rinse. A four-minute shower uses approximately 20 to 40 gallons of water.

Install water conservation products


Install water-saving toilets, shower heads and faucet aerators. Place a plastic bottle filled with water in your toilet tank if you can’t switch to a low-flow toilet.

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Keep drinking water in the fridge


Then, you won't waste water while you wait for the tap to get cold. Another option: Fill a cup with tap water, and drop in a couple ice cubes to chill it.

Only run the dishwasher when full


You'll use the same amount of water whether you run a full load or a partial load.

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