Save Money – Conserve Water

Water is one of the few commodities people cannot live without, and it is also a commodity many of us may take for granted. Consumers can easily reduce water usage without sacrifice by following a few simple steps. These are some of the tips that can add up to significant savings on your bill, while helping to protect a critical resource.

  • Check all faucets to make sure they do not leak or drip.
  • Checking toilets for leaks.
  • Test your meter regularly to ensure that you have no “invisible” water leaks (such as a leak in the buried supply line running to your home or business).
  • Garbage disposals require large amounts of water. Consider composting food or putting it in the garbage, instead.
  • If you want cold drinking water, keep a pitcher in the refrigerator.
  • Insulate your water heater and maintain it regularly, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Energy-efficient appliances are likely to be water-efficient, too. When shopping for appliances, look for the Energy Star label.


  • Water in the early morning or after dark to minimize evaporation. The best time, generally, is between 4:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. unless your utility requests otherwise.
  • Water only when necessary. (If you walk across the grass and leave footprints, your lawn needs to be watered.)
  • Avoid using a sprinkler that sprays a fine mist.
  • Adjust sprinklers to only water the lawn and not the building, sidewalk or street.

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