Take the Water Use It Wisely Home Challenge

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by Lori Santa Maria

azfamily.com

Posted on October 13, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Water conservation is very important and Water - Use It Wisely is a great resource to learn what you can do to help. For starters, take the Home Water Challenge and find those sneaky leaks in your home.

The most common water leaks are usually the ones that you cannot see, such as toilets.  A leak in your toilet can start slow and will suddenly increase your water bill. One quick way to tell if you have a leak is to listen to your toilet, if it sounds like it’s flushing on its own, then you may have a big leak. Another easy way to detect a toilet leak is to put a few drops of food coloring in your tank, wait about 15 minutes then check the bowl. If you see the color coming down in the bowl you have a leak and will need to replace the flapper in the tank. The cost of a flapper is around $5, a small expense that will save you money in the long-run.

Other sneaky leaks that you don’t see tend to be out in the irrigation system.  Leaks tend to be around the valves and drip systems. To detect irrigation leaks turn your system on in the daylight and see if there’s any water popping out in your drip system or if you have a squashy place in your grass. 

Saving water and saving money is easy. Just take the Home Water challenge!   The Home Water Challenge is a video that can be found on Water - Use It Wisley's Website. The video demonstrates how to search and fix water leaks within your home. Start the challenge today and start saving water and money

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