Tips for saving water in the bathroom.
The bathroom is where you can make the most substantial reduction in personal water use. More than 50% of the water used in an average home is used in the bathroom. (

1. Stop using the toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket. Everytime you flush a cigarette butt, facial tissue, or other small bits of trash, you waste 5 to 7 gallons of water.
2. Take shorter showers. Long, hot showers can waste 5 to 10 gallons every unneeded minute. Limit your showers to the time it takes to soap up, wash down, and rinse off.
3. Reduce flushing water. Put an inch or two of sand or pebbles inside each of two plastic bottles to weigh them down. Fill them with water and put them in your toilet tank, safely away from operating mechanisms to reduce the fill amount.
4. Install water-saving showerheads or flow restrictors. Your local hardware or plumbing supply store stocks inexpensive water-saving showerheads or restrictors that are easy to install.
5. Take baths. A partially filled tub uses far less water than a long shower, but a short shower uses less than a full tub.
6. When shaving and brushing your teeth, don't leave the water running. Run as much as you need, then turn off the tap until you need more.

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1. Who may I contact to get assistance with paying my water bill?
2. How many meters are read each month by the Department of Water and Sewerage?
3. How many water accounts does the Department of Water and Sewerage service?
4. When will my meter be read?
5. How is my monthly water bill calculated?
6. What is wastewater?
7. What is Average Winter Consumption (AWC) and how is it calulated?
8. How is my meter read?
9. How do I read my water meter?
10. Can I have my meter re-read and is there a charge?
11. How can I check to see if I have a private leak?
12. How do I check my toilet for leaks?
13. What are some commons sources of water leaks?
14. How can I manually monitor my water use?
15. Why is drinking tap water better?
16. Tips for saving water in the bathroom.
17. Tips for saving water in the kitchen.
18. Tips for saving water while doing the laundry.
19. Tips for saving water outdoors.
20. How can I prevent my pipes from freezing?
21. How do I monitor freezing pipe conditions?
22. What can I do if my pipe freezes?
23. What do I do if a pipe bursts?
24. My Blue Recycling Can has not been picked up. Who do I contact?
25. My Green City Garbage Can has not been picked up. Who do I contact?
26. Where do I locate my water usuage on my water bill?
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