Water Conservation Tips to Cut Water Bill Costs
In cities across Canada, residents are suffering from sky-high water bills with a six percent increase and more hikes expected to come. According to reports on Ottawa, households of this city that have bills averaging $636 now should expect it to be $1,045 in 10 years. This means a whopping 74% increase in water and sewer bills.
- Replacing an older, 12-litre-per-flush toilet with a dual-flush or low-flow version that uses six litres or less.
- Installing a thermostatic valve so you can shut the shower off and have you original hot/cold setting when you turn the water back on.
- Adding a low-flow valve aerator in faucets that saves water by mixing it with air, but without sacrificing pressure.
- Switching to an Energy Star machine that can save almost 5,900 litres and up to 194,000 litres in the case of a clothes washer.
- Storing drinking water in the fridge rather than running the tap until it’s cold can save a family of four $32 a year.
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