Water Conservation

Conserving water in the home should be a priority for everyone. One drip of water can waste 20 gallons a day or a whopping 7,300 gallons a year. The information below is provided to help you determine how you can be more conservation conscious in your own home.

Lawn irrigation with potable water is strongly discouraged and is not subject to billing adjustment.

Water Fixture
Water Consumption
15 gallons per cycle
Clothes Washer
25 - 35 gallons per cycle
1.6 - 7 gallons per use
Basin Faucets 
2 - 5 gallons per minute
5-15 gallons per minute
25 gallons average
Outdoor Hose      
5-10 gallons per minute

Things to Know About Utility Rates & Regulations

High Water Consumption Concerns - Checking for Leaks & / or High Consumption

Review "abnormal conditions" (lawn watering, extra guests, etc., for the previous two months). Locate and read your water meter.

Detect Water Leaks

Use the following simple procedure to detect water leaks that may exist on your property or inside your home:

  1. Do not use any water source.
  2. Read the water meter (from left to right) and record the numbers.
  3. Wait 15 to 20 minutes and read the water meter again.
  4. If the numbers change, a leak exists somewhere on the property. The next step is to locate the source and make all necessary repairs.

Toilet Leaks

Toilet leaks are the most common type of leak. To check for a toilet leak, proceed as follows:

  1. Check the water level in the toilet closet. Do not flush.
  2. Wait 30 minutes and recheck the water closet level. If the water level is lower, the water loss may be due to the flap not seating properly.
  3. Checking for an overflow problem: Remove the water closet top and flush the toilet. The water level should fill-up one inch below overflow. If the water flows into the overflow device, simply adjust the float level.