Soak up the savings
May 06, 2014
Did you know that on average, a typical household uses more than 250 gallons of water a day? Add more lawn watering during a dry summer and the amount could even be higher.
Here are a few water-saving tips:
- Install water-efficient showerheads - To determine if your showerhead has high water flow, place a one gallon bucket in the shower. If your shower fills the bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace your showerhead with one that offers greater efficiency.
- Replace aerators - If you are not in the market to purchase new fixtures, consider replacing aerators in your older faucet. The aerator determines the maximum water flow rate.
- Find and fix leaks - Here are a few tips on how to determine if you have a leak:
- Place food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the bowl without flushing you may have a leak.
- Monitor your water bill consumption for unusually high use - You can also take advantage of the City's e+ Online. This easy, interactive tool interfaces with Smart technology to provide water use data, efficiency tips and other valuable information.
- Get rebates from Your Own Utilities on these water- and energy-efficient appliances -
- Pool Pumps - $200
- Clothes Washers - $100
- Refrigerators - $75
- Freezers - $40
- Dishwashers - $40
Visit the Products & Services page or call 891.4YOU (4968) for more information.