Tips – Use Water Wisely

Examine Your Faucets.

A leaky faucet can waste about 48 gallons per day or 300 gallons of water per month. Check the faucets in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and outdoors by turning them on briefly, then off. Do you see any leaks?

  • New, more efficient faucets/aerators use 1/3rd less water
  • Leaks aside, replacing old faucets can save 1 gallon for every minute of use
  • New, designer faucets are not only more efficient, but far more attractive

Test Your Toilets

A leaky toilet can waste as much as 600 gallons of water per month. Lift the top lid and add a few drops of food coloring to the tank. Then wait a few minutes. Does color appear in the toilet bowl? If so, water is leaking from the tank into the bowl. The flapper valve in the tank may need to be replaced.