Water Saving Tips

Water Saving Tips

Following these guidelines can save thousands of gallons and hundreds of dollars annually.

Commercial

  1. Inspect irrigation system for broken heads and leaks.
  2. Check water pressure on each building. Excessive pressure (more than 80 psi) can increase leaks.
  3. Inspect cooling towers for valve malfunctions and leaks. Install meters on make-up and blow down lines and ensure optimal performance and potential sewer credits.
  4. Make sure your rain sensors work.
  5. Replace high flow fixtures with low flow. Consider metered valve, sel f closing infared and ultrasonic sensor fixtures.
  6. Inspect buildings weekly while doing preventative maintenance. Hose bibs, restrooms, kitchens, water lines etc.
  7. Winterize outdoor spigots and pipes in unheated areas.
  8. Check your property for wet spots and alligatored pavement - clues to underground leaks.
  9. Walk vacant space weekly to check for toilets and faucets running.
  10. Buy products bearing the EPA WaterSense Label for conservation and performance.

Multifamily & Residential

  1. Inspect irrigation system for broken heads and leaks.
  2. Check water pressure on each building. Excessive pressure (more than 80 psi) can increase leaks.
  3. Reduce lawn irrigation. Most communities overuse water. Train your grass to grow with less water.
  4. Make sure your rain sensors work.
  5. Monitor water line to swimming pool (notorious for leaks). Saves chemicals too!
  6. Inspect all units for leaks quarterly while doing preventative maintenance. Check laundry rooms for leaks and hose bibs for drips.
  7. Check basements and crawl spaces for leaks. Leaks here can also cause structural damage.
  8. Check your property for wet spots and alligatored pavement - clues to underground leaks.
  9. Walk vacant units daily to check for toilets and faucets running.
  10. Buy products bearing the EPA WaterSense Label for conservation and performance.