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.