Conserve water to help control rates. By working together as a community, we can make simple changes in our water usage that will have an impact on the water rate charged by GLWA. Here are ways you can help.
Step One: Economize!
Look at your water habits developed over a lifetime. A lot of water goes down the drain because we have always thought of water as being plentiful and cheap. Typically, inside your house, bathroom facilities constitute nearly 75% of the water used. Become conscious of the amount of water you use, and look for ways to use less whenever you can.
Step Two: Repair Leaks!
A leak of just one drop per second wastes 2,400 gallons of water a year. Leaks are one of the great enemies of your water conservation program and they can't be taken lightly.
Step Three: Install Water Saving Devices
There are many devices you can buy and install fairly easily to reduce your water consumption. These include faucet aerators; flow regulators for shower heads; and displacement devices for toilets to reduce water consumption. Investing a little money, time and labor can have big paybacks to reduce water use.
Step Four: Reuse Water
Unused or slightly used water is often suitable for other purposes, even with no treatment or filtration. When maximum conservation is called for, make the most of any water before you let it go down the drain!