Today got me wishing it would just cut loose, and rain, but until then… Saving water, and you. When is it going to rain? On December 2, central Texas was upgraded to an “exceptional” level drought. The future isn’t looking too bright for more rain either(“looking too cloudy” is more like it).From the look of the forecast we may be in this for a while. We were at this Exceptional level in 2006 for a shorter period of time. Intense flooding filled our lakes for a while, and here we are again. What does this have to do with us? Well, we need to save conserve water! Any drip you have is a serious water conservation issue. Here is what the City of Austin has to say…
Is Your Water Bill Leaking?
“It’s just a tiny leak, right? How bad could it be?” Even small leaks and drips add up fast. For an average Austin home using 9,000 gallons a month, a dripping faucet can cost over $10/month. If that leak worsens to a dribbling, steady stream, you’re looking at $50 to $100 each month in wasted water. Have a worn out or defective toilet flapper that keeps your toilet constantly running? Expect to shell out another $50 to $100. Your costs skyrocket when you’re wasting hot water. Together, water heating, water and wastewater costs for a small steady stream of hot water – just a quarter of a gallon per minute – can cost over $200 a month. Keep putting off the repair, and you’ll waste $2,400 in a year. The cost of the washer needed to repair the leak? Less than 10 cents.
Don’t let your tiny leaks become big problems — start fixing them today! Start with our Leak Detection Guide, and start saving today! City of Austin Water Conservation has a great site for various ideas for you to conserve water. Including 50 Ways to Save Water. Until Obama has time to make it rain in Texas, I am afraid it is going to be up to us. Give us a call, and we can talk about water saving shower heads, tankless water heaters, dual flush toilets, and recirculation systems that can save us some water! Radiant Plumbing Service Your Austin plumber Austin, Texas
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