General Tips

A cartoon depiction of a water dropGeneral Water Conservation Tips

  • Some savings tips can be used inside and outside. Others are just good information to know. Below are some general tips to help you save.
  • Pick up the phone and call Customer Service at (909)370-5555, to report significant water losses from leaks in the street, open or leaking fire hydrants, and similar issues.
  • Make sure you know where you private shut-off valve is. This could help save gallons of water, as well as may prevent damage to your home if a pipe were to burst.
  • Check your water meter and bill in order to track your water usage.
  • When shopping for a new appliance, consider those that are high efficient as well as energy star qualified. This will help save water as well as energy.
  • Insulate hot water pipes so that you don’t have to run the faucet as long to get hot water.
  • Listen and look for leaky pipes and faucets inside and outside your home. Early leak detection can help prevent wasted water, as well as potentially expensive repairs from being left untreated. If you are unable to fix a leaking faucet yourself, shut off water to the faucet until it can be repaired or replaced.
  • When cleaning out your fish tank, use the water that you’ve drained on your plants (inside and outside). This water is rich in nitrogen and phosphorus, providing you with free fertilizer.

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