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Helpful Recommendations for Conserving Money on your Water Costs

1. Replace all the dripping faucets in your house as you could be squandering 3,000 to 5,000 gallons of water a year by permitting those slow-moving drips to continue. Often all it takes is replacing the rubber gaskets into the faucet handle.

2. Consider installing aerators that enable flow restriction to reduce the output of water.

3. Do not run your dishwashing machine or washing equipment with anything less than full ability. You are squandering water running them only half full.

4. Examine for commode tank leaks and change sticky flushing handles that enable the water to run in the bowl. To test for leaks, put some food coloring in the tank. If you observe any color in the bowl within twenty minutes, you know there is a leak someplace.

5. The inner parts of the commode tank might become rusty or require replacing as they wear. Parts are quite inexpensive and easy to change by yourself. You ought to make it a habit to change them every few years.

6. Consider installing a low flow showerhead as this could conserve you some gallons of water each month. Or, you could take much shorter showers.

7. Save your water by reusing it. If you shower, bring a container into the shower with you to capture the excess and then utilize it to water flowers, mopping floors or other suitable duty around your house. The same concept applies to extra water from boiling pasta or cleaning dishes.

8. Because taking baths uses upup to 10 or 20 gallons more water than showers, consider decreasing your bathtub trips and shower instead.

9. Install rainfall barrels outdoors to capture rain and utilize it to water the garden, flower beds or container plants. This will reduce the need to use the garden hose and therefore reduce your water bills.

If you integrate lots of water saving strategies and still feel you ought to have a lower water bill, consider calling your city office that handles water and sewage upkeep. Some city departments offer assessments of the house free of cost or at a nominal charge where an employee comes out to determine the sources of possible leaks that could be driving your water costs up. By doing what you could to reduce water consumption, you are helping conserve the environment.Go To Their Website\nFor more Info go to


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