Tips to help prevent spikes in your water Bill

  • Check your toilet for leaks by adding a little food coloring to your tank and if, without flushing, the color appears in the bowl, you have a leak that should be repaired immediately. A leaking toilet can waste more than 60 gallons of water each day.
  • Unexplained wet areas in the yard or underneath the house may indicate a hidden water leak and should be investigated, as should a low, constant sound of running water heard in or near the house.
  • A dripping sink faucet may need no more than a new washer and an under-the-cabinet pipe leak may only require a simple patch job.
  • If not leaks are found, observe your water meter dial. If the red test hand continues to move when everything is turned off, a leak is occurring. A plumber may be required to locate and repair the leak.

Remember that your water charges are directly based on the amount of water you consume. Even if you don’t have a leak, your water consumption can be reduced considerably by heeding the following tips:

  • Take shorter showers; this can save up to 10 gallons of water for every minute you reduce your shower time. If you prefer baths, fill the tub only partially; this uses less water than all but the shortest of showers.
  • Turn off the faucet while you’re brushing your teeth. Doing so can save nearly 100 gallons of water each month.
  • Use your dish washer and washing machine only with full loads.
  • Clean vegetables using water in a pan and a vegetable brush rather than letting the tap run needlessly.
  • Water your lawn only when it needs it. If the grass springs back after you step on it, chances are good that it doesn’t need watering.
  • Don’t set your sprinkler system to turn on when Mother Nature is forecast to do the job for free.

We strongly encourage you to follow these suggestions and other conservation tips that you can find by visiting www.mlgw.com We also advise you not to wait until your bill gets to unmanageable levels to seek help.It’s much easier to manage your bill in the beginning stages than it is after the bill has compounded from a lengthy period of nonpayment. Don’t forget, if you need help, There are a variety of assistance programs and payment arrangements to help. Just call MLGW at 544-6549

 

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