The Clear Take on Water and Wastewater Today

The Clear Take on Water and Wastewater Today

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Tips to Share with Homeowners About How to Save Money on Their Summer Water Bills

Summer water bills can spike and put a big dent into a homeowner’s budget. Here are some great tips to share with homeowners that can help them rethink how they use water and how they can conserve and save.

1. Water your yard in the morning or evening. Water evaporates quickly in bright sun, so it’s best to use sprinklers when the sun will not cause the moisture to evaporate.

2. Testing toilets for leaks can save big money. It’s easy to test a toilet to see if it’s functioning properly. Put a few drops of food coloring or a dye tablet into a toilet tank, if color shows up in the bowl, the tank is leaking. Stopping leaks can save up to 100 gallons of water a day.

3. Using the dishwasher and going to a carwash can actually save. Hand-washing dishes can use up to 27 gallons of water, compared to just the three gallons required to run many new Energy Star-rated dishwashers. Washing a car at home can easily use 100 gallons of water. Commercial car washes are timed and often use only 40 gallons or less of fresh water.