Tips to Reduce Water Usage
1. Toilet tank flapper valves frequently fail to close properly, due to age or poor quality. A symptom is a tank that never stops filling after a flush or will stop for a short time and then start filling again. The possible excess usage of 5,000 gallons per day.
2. Spigots on the outside of your home turned on, or left open by intention, error or vandalism. The possible excess usage of 10,000 gallons per day.
3. If a pipe break or leaks on customer's side of the meter, but it dependent upon meter and pipe size. The possible excess usage = from 100 to 200,000 gallons per day.
4. Lawn irrigation systems left on, depending on the meter size and number of heads. The possible excess usage from 500 to 2,500 gallons per day.
• Please note that broken sprinkler heads reduce your irrigation system's resistance to flow which means your usage will increase even though the time the sprinkler is on remains the same.
• Please note that since our system is always pressurized, an incorrectly closed valve on your irrigation system can allow a flow through the sprinkler heads that may not be readily visible.
5. Household guests can use approximately 200 gallons per person per day.
6. Filling a pool can use approximately 8,000 to 30,000 gallons.
As you can see, there are a variety of ways that a customer can generate an irregularly high bill. The average range for single-family homeowner usage is 2,000 to 20,000 gallons per month without lawn irrigation.
We hope this will help you to understand your monthly billing. We also hope this will help find were to look for some leaks are, and to help explain what will make your water usage increase. We hope this will help you to conserve in any way you can and help reduce your monthly water usage.