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  1. Check faucets and pipes for leaks:
    
A small drip from a worn faucet washer can waste 20 gallons of water per day. Larger leaks can waste hundreds of gallons.
  2. Don't use the toilet as a wastebasket:
    
Every time you flush facial tissue or other small bit of trash, water is wasted.
  3. Check your toilets for leaks:
    
Put a little food coloring in your toilet tank. If, without flushing, the color begins to appear in the bowl within 30 minutes, you have a leak that should be repaired immediately.
  4. Don’t let your toilet run:
    A "running" toilet can waste two gallons of water per minute. A silent leak in a toilet can waste up to 7,000 gallons of water per month.
  5. Use your water meter to check for hidden water leaks:
    
Read your home’s 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. 


  6. Have water-saving shower heads and low-flow faucet aerators installed:
    
Water-saving low-flow shower heads or restrictors are easy way to save water costs. Also, long, hot showers can use five to ten gallons every unneeded minute.
  7. Make sure your water pipes are insulated:
    You'll get hot water faster plus avoid wasting water while it heats up.
  8. Check for leaks in pipes, hoses, faucets and couplings:
    Leaks outside the house may not seem as bad since they're not as visible. But they can be just as wasteful as leaks indoors. Check frequently to keep them drip-free. Use hose washers at spigots and hose connections to eliminate leaks.
  9. Your old water heater can be costing you money:
    Today's new ENERGY STAR qualified water heaters include smart design enhancements that offer significant improvements in efficiency - and performance. Depending on the technology you choose, you can cut your water heating costs in half! Typical storage water heater models with a heavily insulated tank, will significantly reduce standby heat losses, lowering annual operating costs. Look for models with tanks that have a thermal resistance (R-Value) of R-12 to R-25.
  10. Your energy efficient water heater can be costing you money too:
    Set high, or at 150 degrees F, your water heater can waste anywhere from $36 to $61 annually in standby heat losses and more than $400 in demand losses. Set at 125 degrees F, you will save energy and money.
  11. Older water heaters can be insulated:
    If you have an older water heater, you can improve its insulation by wrapping it with an insulating jacket and save more than $30 per year in excess heat loss. Don't forget to turn off electric water heaters and turn down gas water heaters when going away on vacation.
  12. Tune up your Boiler/HVAC equipment yearly:
    Just as a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort.

Conserving water in today’s culture has become more than a trend; it is a necessity. It is estimated that global water consumption is doubling every 20 years. More and more cities and municipalities are and will be mandating water conservation measures. Be ahead of the curve and perform your retrofit of plumbing fixtures now and start saving.

There are many new Water Conservation Plumbing Fixtures hitting the market. Let us make sure you are installing the highest quality and most efficient fixtures available.

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