Water Conservation Tips
A compilation of information
- Check faucets and pipes for leaks. A small drip from a faucet washer can waste and average of 20 gallons of water per day.
- Check your toilets for leaks. A simple way to test is to drop a few drops of food coloring into the toilet tank. If, without flushing, the color begins to appear in the bowl with in 30 minutes, there is a leak.
- Install water-saving shower heads and low-flow faucets aerators. Inexpensive water- saving shower heads are easily and expensively installed by homeowners and available at your local hardware stores. Aerators on kitchen and bathroom faucets are also excellent additions as they allow less water to seem like more!
- For new installation of toilets, consider low flow toilets which use 1 to 2 gallons per flush rather than traditional 3-5 gallons. There have been rebates from The City of Austin available in the past. A plumber can assist you with the rebate upon installation.
- Insulation of water pipes with pre-slit foam from your local hardware store allows reduction in the time to gain hot water from the faucet.
- Minimize the use of kitchen garbage disposal units.
December 29th, 2014
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