Every Drop Counts!
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These simple tips will save money on your water bill every month.
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- Check your home for leaky toilets. Some toilets may produce a running water sound that is easy to hear. Some leaks are visible as a small trickle running from the rim to the water in the bowl. The average leaky toilet can waste about 200 gallons of water per day. That's about 6,000 gallons per month for just one leaking toilet!
- When permitted, water your lawn using a hose. If grass springs back after stepping on it and lifting your foot, it doesn't need water. Saves 750 to 1,500 gallons a month.
- Turn the water off while brushing your teeth and shaving. Saves 3 gallons a day.
- Fill a plastic a bottle with water and pebbles and put it in your toilet tank. Displacing water saves 5 to 10 gallons a day.
- Shorten your showers. A one or two minute reduction can save up to 700 gallons a month.
- When permitted, drive your car onto your lawn to wash it. Rinse water can help water the grass.
- Fix leaky faucets and plumbing joints. Saves 20 gallons a day for each leak.
- Run only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher. Saves 300 to 800 gallons a month.
- Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator. This beats the wasteful habit of running tap water to cool it for drinking. Saves 200 to 300 gallons a month.
- If you have a pool, use a pool cover to cut down on evaporation. Saves 1,000 gallons a month.
- If you’re taking a shower, don't waste cold water while waiting for hot water. Saves 300 gallons a month.