What You Can Do
Water is a precious commodity and conservation should be taken seriously. Here are a few facts and tips for at home conservation.
- Showers can use up to 10 gallons of water per minute. Excessive showers can be an extravagant waste of water.
- A washing machine will use about 40 gallons of water per load, whether it is a week’s worth of laundry or just a few towels. The same is true for dishwashers. Save up for a full load or use proper settings for smaller loads.
- Toilets are notorious for their hidden leaks and can waste thousands of gallons a day left undetected, so it is important to check them periodically.
- When remodeling, use water saving fixtures.
- Don’t leave the hose running while washing your car.
- Don’t leave the water run while brushing your teeth.
- Be observant for leaky faucets and running toilets. Leaks left undetected can amount to gallons of water being wasted. Remember all water is metered.
Water Loss Chart
|Basis: 6 Inch Cast Iron Pipe||Cost Per Year
|Hole Size (Diameter)
||Gallon Loss Per Day
||Gallon Loss Per Year
||Sewer at $0.74 / 1,000 Gallons
||Water at $8.12 / 1,000 Gallons
||Total Loss Per Year