If your water bill seems high, check immediately for leaks in your system. A dripping faucet or other unsuspected leaks may be the cause of a high bill.
The smallest of these leaks will add over $20.00 to your billing:
Water Waste at 40 Pounds Pressure
- 1/32 leak wastes 170 gallons in 24 hours
- 1/16 leak wastes 970 gallons in 24 hours
- 1/8 leak water 3600 gallons in 24 hours
A payment drop-box is available at the City offices for your convenience.
Water Conservation Tips:
- Take short showers - a 5 minute shower uses 4 to 5 gallons of water compared to up to 50 gallons for a bath.
- Shut off water while brushing your teeth, washing your hair and shaving and save up to 500 gallons a month.
- Use a water - efficient showerhead. They're inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 750 gallons a month.
- Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons per month.
- Water plants only when necessary.
- Fix leaky toilets and faucets. Faucet washers are inexpensive and take only a few minutes to replace. To check your toilet for a leak, place a few drops of food coloring in the tank and wait. If it seeps into the toilet bowl without flushing, you have a leak. Fixing it or replacing it with a new, more efficient model can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
- Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered. Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb it and during the cooler part of the day to reduce evaporation.
- Teach your kids about water conservation to ensure a future generation that uses water wisely. Make it a family effort to reduce next month's water bill!
- Visit the US EPA's WaterSense website for more information.