How can I keep my water consumption down?
  • Repair all leaks immediately, including dripping faucets, showerheads, and toilets that leak or continuously run. 
  • Install faucet aerators and low-flow shower heads. A new low-flow shower head can reduce shower water by 50 percent. 
  • Replace old toilets, which use up to five gallons per flush, with more efficient models which use as little as 1.6 gallons per flush. Based on this savings, low-flow toilets can pay for themselves in a couple of years. 
  • In freezing weather, instead of dripping faucets, wrap all water pipes in non-heated areas with insulation.
  • Run the washing machine and dish washer only when you have a full load.
  • Taking 5 minute showers instead of 10 minute showers can save 12.5 gallons a day.

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1. I don’t see you read my meter anymore. How do you know how much water I used?
2. How is it possible that the water usage on my bill is the exact same as a previous month’s usage?
3. How is my sewer bill calculated?
4. If I have a leak during winter months, how will that affect my sewer bill for the year?
5. I received a high water bill! How did I possibly use this much water?
6. How do I read my water/ utility bill?
7. I moved into a smaller house but my bill stayed the same. Why didn’t my bill go down?
8. I have a smaller family than my neighbor but my water bill is higher. Why isn’t my bill smaller than theirs?
9. I was told I have a leak but I don’t see any puddles in my yard. Where is the water going?
10. How does Sewer Winter Quarter Averaging affect my utilities bill?
11. How can I keep my water consumption down?
12. How can I tell how much water my irrigation system uses and needs?
13. How do I find a water leak in my home?