How To Lower Your Water/Wastewater Bill
  • Turn the water off when brushing your teeth or shaving and turn off faucets tightly after each use.
  • Throw tissues and other trash into the wastebasket, not the toilet. Each flush uses five to seven gallons of water.
  • If your toilet flapper doesn't close after flushing, replace it.
  • When running a bath, plug the tub before turning on the water, then adjust the temperature as the tub fills up.
  • Don't use running water to thaw food. Defrost food in a bowl of water instead.
  • Use the garbage disposal once rather than several times. It requires many gallons of water to operate the disposal properly.
  • Only run the washing machine and dishwasher when you have a full load.
  • Place water-saving aerators on all your faucets and install a low-flow shower head.
  • Grab a wrench and fix that leaky faucet. It's simple, inexpensive, and you can save up to 140 gallons a week.
  • Use energy saving settings on appliances such as the dishwasher, washing machine and hot water heater.
  • Water your lawn and garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation. Set a timer to remind you when to stop watering.
  • Learn how to shut off your automatic watering system in case it malfunctions or you get an unexpected rain.
  • When the kids want to cool off, use the sprinkler in an area where your lawn needs water the most.
  • Check your sprinkler system valves periodically for leaks and keep the sprinkler heads in good shape.

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