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Water Conservation

There are many small changes you can make to conserve water and easily save money on your monthly bill. Here are a few tips:

  • Check for hidden water leaks. Inspect faucets to make sure there are no leaks and toilets to make sure they are not running. To determine if you have a water leak, read your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, there is a leak.
  • Invest in water-saving products such flow regulators, displacement devices, and low-flow toilets. Consider installing an instant water heater on your kitchen sink so you don’t have to let the water run while it heats up.
  • Place your irrigation system on a timer and/or use soaker hoses for water-efficient irrigation. Water during early morning hours when temperatures and wind speed are lowest.
  • If your house is a rental unit, do not leave a water hose outside for guest use.
  • Plant xeriscape landscaping vegetation.
  • In general, use water thoughtfully in all day-to-day activities and treat it as a precious resource. Remember not to leave the water running while you're brushing your teeth and not to flush a toilet to dispose of a single tissue. Wait until you have a full load before washing dishes or clothes. Thaw food in the refrigerator rather than under running water. Small changes in habits add up quickly to big savings!

Many more water conservation ideas and extensive information about the need to conserve Florida's water supply is available online from the Northwest Florida Water Management District.