Shinglehouse Borough

Water Conservation Tips

How To Know If You Have A Household Water Leak

Be sure all faucets and appliances that use water are off.
The main water valves should be left on, if it is off this will
not work.

Check your water meter red dial for movement  . If the dial is rotating you have a leak somewhere in your home.

Watch this dial; if everything in the household is off and this dial is rotating, you have a leak.

Tips To Reduce Water Use

Replace regular shower heads with low flow shower heads (2.5 gallons per minute)
Saves 500-800 gallons per month

Take shorter showers- reduce one to two minutes
Saves 700 gallons per month

Install a low-flow toilet that uses 1.6 gallons of water per flush which could save as much as 20% in water consumption compared to an older toilet which uses 3.5 – 5 gallons per flush.

Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and then turn the water on to rinse will save you 3 gallons of water per day.
Saves 90 gallons per month

When washing dishes by hand, use a spray device or short blasts in stead of letting the water run when rinsing.
Saves 250-500 gallons per month

Fixing leaky faucets or pipe joints will save 20 gallons per day. A leaky faucet may simply need a new washer. Replace toilet handles that stick.
Saves 600 gallons per month

Use dye tablets or food coloring once a year to check for toilet leaks. Remove the toilet tank cover and drip 10 drops of food coloring in the tank, wait 15 minutes and check for color in the toilet bowl. If you see any color in your toilet bowl then you have a leak and it should be repaired immediately.
Saves 200 gallons per month

Try to save the running water that is wasted while waiting for hot water. Collect the colder water in a container and use it to water indoor plants or out door plants.
Saves 100-300 gallons per month

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