10 Tips to Save Water for Water Conservation Month
While the Southwest Water Management District encourages water conservation year round, there is extra emphasis each April for Water Conservation Month. April is traditionally one of the driest months of the year and typically marks the peak demand season for public water suppliers.
With 10 simple tips, you can lower your monthly water bill and do your part to save hundreds of gallons of water:
Leaks are the biggest water waster, both inside and outside of your home. You can use your water meter to check for leaks. Turn off all faucets and water-using appliances and make sure no one uses water during the testing period. Remember to wait for the hot water heater and ice cube makers to refill and for regeneration of water softeners. Go to your water meter and record the current reading. Wait 30 minutes. (Remember: no water should be used during this period.) Read the meter again. If the reading has changed, you have a leak.
To learn more about saving water outdoors and to download or order the Districts' free six-page "Saving Water Outdoors" brochure, log onto WaterMatters.org/SaveWaterOutdoors/.
To learn more about saving water indoors and to download or order the Districts' free six-page "Saving Water Indoors" brochure, log onto WaterMatters.org/savewaterindoors
For more information about water conservation, please visit the District's website at WaterMatters.org/conservation
The mission of the Southwest Florida Water Management District is to manage water and related natural resources to ensure their continued availability while maximizing environmental, economic and recreational benefits.