Water Savings in Drought

By: Danny Lipford
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It seems like every summer we hear about drought conditions somewhere so it’s important that we all think about water conservation. Every home matters because something as simple as a leaky toilet can waste up to 50 gallons of water per day. Here’s a simple test to find out if you’re wasting water? Check your water meter before and after a two hour period when no water is used. If it’s not exactly the same, you’ve got a leak. Look for drippy faucets and replace any worn washers. Test your toilet by dropping food coloring in the tank…. if it leaks into the bowl you need to replace the flapper at the bottom of the tank. Water constantly running into the overflow tube  can be stopped by adjusting the water inlet valve, which is either on top of the tower or at the bottom of the tank.

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