Using Less Water is the Right Thing to do!
As water is a rare and precious resource, when we conserve water, we are saving the planet for future generations.
Saving water reduces the Authority’s capital costs, which helps keeps our user rate down.
Using less water helps save money for you.
How Much Can you save?
Approximately 70% of water used in a household is used inside the home, with the bathroom using the most.
By replacing older, inefficient bathroom fixtures you can save:
- Water: 7,000 gallons annually
- Electricity: 200 Kilowatt hours annually
- Money: $80 in utility bills annually
For more facts and water saving tips please read our publications:
- Conserving and Protecting Water Resources (slide presentation)
- Partners Protecting Our Water: Wonders of Watersheds (brochure)
- Using Less Water is the Right Thing to Do! (brochure)
- Water Conservation for Camden County (brochure)
- Water Conservation Presented by Rutgers University (slide presentation)
And see these other resources from EPA’s WaterSense program and other resources:
- Water saving information (fact sheets, ideas, methods)
- Materials for Educators
- Top 10 Water Resolutions for 2016 (Our Water Counts blog)
Fix a Leak Week: March 14-20, 2016
Every Drop Counts
More than 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted in U.S. homes each year from easy-to-fix leaks. That’s why the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority is participating in Fix a Leak Week , March 14 through 20, 2016, and we encourage you to join us.
Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense® program, Fix a Leak Week is an opportunity to improve the water efficiency of your home by finding and fixing leaks. In the average home, household leaks waste more than 10,000 gallons of water each year. That’s the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry!
Here’s how to identify leaks around your home:
- Read your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter changes at all, you probably have a leak.
- Winter months are the prime time to check water use and see if you may have a leak. If a family of four exceeds 12,000 gallons per month in the winter, you probably have leaks!
Here’s how you can address leaks found at home:
- Check for leaks. Look for dripping faucets, showerheads, sprinklers, and other fixtures. Also check for toilets with silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank and seeing if it appears in the bowl before you flush. Don’t forget to check irrigation systems and spigots too.
- Twist and tighten hose and pipe connections. To save more water without a noticeable difference in flow in your bathroom faucet, twist on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator.
- Replace the fixture if necessary. Look for WaterSense labeled models, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.
As a WaterSense partner concerned with preserving our nation’s water supply, CCMUA can help you learn more.
Mark your calendar: Fix a Leak Week is March 14 through 20, 2016. Grab a wrench or contact your favorite handy person, plumber, or certified irrigation professional to address leaking toilets, faucets, showerheads, and irrigation systems around your home.
- Take the WaterSense pledge.
- “Like” WaterSense on Facebook and follow WaterSense on Twitter for the latest tips and events.
- Visit the WaterSense website to learn more.