Fixing leaks and installing a few inexpensive water-saving devices in your home could save up to 20,000 gallons of water each year. If you use utility or county water, your efforts could cut your monthly water and sewer bill in half.
Unless your house was built after 1995, you probably have pre-conservation era plumbing that guzzles water. Fixing leaks and replacing old plumbing fixtures with water-saving models are two easy ways to conserve water and save money at the same time.
Take a close look at your water bill. Unless you have a septic tank, you’ll see that you pay to pipe water into your home and then you pay to pipe it out. The more water you use, the more there is to dispose of — and the higher your water and sewer charges climb.
By installing simple water-saving devices, a family can save water and money. For example, by reducing water consumption from 9,000 gallons to 8,000 gallons per month, a family can save an average of $35.93 annually on its water bill (an estimated savings of $2.99 per 1,000 gallons per month) or $66.55 on its combined water and sewer bill (an estimated savings of $5.55 per 1,000 gallons per month).
For more information on conserving water, please visit our Water Conservation section. »