• Water Conservation Tips

    A leaky faucet can cost you money! A leaky toilet valve can waste literally thousands of gallons of water a day, and that means money down the drain.

    If you have a question about high water or electric usage, call us during business hours at 517-702-6882. Meanwhile, here are some more tips for conserving on your water usage at home.

    1. Fix Leaking Faucets

      Check to make sure faucets are turned off completely. Check the washer insert for wear.

    2. Washing Machine

      Follow manufacturer’s instructions. Wash only full loads. Use the mini basket for small loads.

    3. Brushing Teeth

      Turn off the faucet during brushing. Use a cup for rinsing.

    4. Shower

      Install a water flow restrictor. Turn off the water while shampooing.

    5. Toiltets

      Reduce flushes. Invest in a more efficient model. Add a plastic jug with clean stones to the toilet tank to displace some of the water. Don’t forget to seal the jug.

    6. Car Washing

      Use a bucket to soap the car first. Rinse the car with a hose that has a shut-off nozzle.

    7. Lawn Watering

      Water in early morning or late evening to minimize evaporation. Mulch around shrubs and trees to retain moisture longer. Use sprinklers that spray lower, broad drops since high, fine drops evaporate quicker.


    More on water conservation

    » WaterWiser: American Water Works Association
    » U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    » U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey


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