How to:

Save money on water bills:

  • Low-flow showerheads use 2.5 gallons per minute; older models use as much as 5.5 gpm. Make the switch and you'll reduce your water bill by 25-60% (US Department of Energy).

  • Repair Faucet Leaks, a leaky faucet can waste 1000-2000 gallons of water a year (National Sanitation Foundation).

  • Install a Faucet Aerator, it screws onto the bottom of your faucet to reduce water flow, without reducing water pressure (Newer faucets may already have one built-in).

  • Check for toilet leaks, according to the National Sanitation Foundation, a leaky toilet can waste as much as 500 gallons of water each day! Place a dye tablet (free at home improvement stores) in the toilet tank, and watch to see if the dye seeps into the bowl. If it does, you have a leak that needs to be addressed.

  • Toilet flappers break down quickly and should be replaced once a year.

  • Cover your hot water pipes with foam insulation to prevent heat loss. You will get hot water faster and have less water waste.