Water Awareness Month




    Indoor

  • Check your water bill, as well as your water provider's website and newsletter for currently available rebates and conservation programs.
  • If you hear about a rebate, call right away; they are usually offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Ask your water company if they have information on how to find and fix leaks, and click on the resources tab for helpful information.
  • Reduce your water use with EPA WaterSense-labeled toilets, faucets, urinals, showerheads and irrigation controllers. These have been certified to be at least 20% more efficient without sacrificing performance.
  • Check your toilets, faucets and showerheads regularly for leaks.
  • Consider a WaterSense labeled-home; they are independently certified to use 20% less water than typical new homes, and often include EnergyStar-qualified dishwashers and clothes dryers.
  • Outdoor

  • Install a pool cover to prevent water evaporation from your pool. In Phoenix and Tucson, the average evaporation rate is approximately 6 feet per year. 90%-95% of pool and spa water lost to evaporation can be saved by installing a pool cover.
  • Keep pool water level lower to reduce water loss caused by splashing.
  • Meter the water that refills the pool; if you notice a sharp increase, you may have a leak.
  • Direct pool filter backwash water to plants or use it for other beneficial purposes. Or, use cartridge filters that can be cleaned without having to backwash.