Save On Your Next Bill
  1. Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants. Chunks of bark, peat moss or gravel slow down evaporation.
  2. If you have a pool, use a pool cover to cut down on evaporation. It will also keep your pool cleaner and reduce the need to add chemicals.
  3. Set lawn mower blades one notch higher. Longer grass means less evaporation.
  4. Water your garden or lawn during the cool parts of the day. Early morning is better than dusk since it helps prevent the growth of fungus.
  5. Shorten your showers. Even a one- or two-minute reduction can save hundreds of gallons a month.
  6. Run only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher.
  7. Regularly inspect for leaks. Fix dripping faucets and leaky toilets.
  8. Install a low-flow shower head or flow restrictor in your shower.
  9. Don't leave the hose running while washing your car. Instead, use a bucket of water and a quick hose rinse at the end.
  10. Use a broom to clean sidewalks, driveways or gutters, not a hose or sprinkler.

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If you feel that you have a higher than usual water bill, please try our self-home water audit. If you need further assistance, please call the Commercial Services Bureau at (562) 570-5700