Water Conservation

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.

Facts


  • 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.

Tips


  • 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
At $2 / 1,000 Gallons
At $7.38 / 1,000 Gallons
1/31"
178
64,970
$130
$479
1/8"
2,850
1,040,250
$2,080
$7,675
1/4"
11,400
4,161,000
$8,322
$30,708