Water Conservation

Winter Weather Conservation Tips

Follow these tips to save water during winter weather
  • Let your faucets drip overnight or when you are not home if the temperature is expected to be well below freezing. This might seem like a waste of water, but it will actually help prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting. A pipe burst will waste much more water.
  • Make sure your exposed outdoor pipes and hose bibs are securely covered with pipe insulation. This will ensure that they won’t freeze or develop any leaks. It will also prevent the pipes from bursting. You can hire a professional to inspect your plumbing system and wrap your exposed pipes with insulation.
  • Collect water in a bucket to flush your toilets or water your plants. You can catch water from the dripping faucets mentioned above.
  • Check for leaks after any thaws. A change in temperature can cause pipes to expand and contract, which may lead to more leaks.
  • If a pipe bursts, turn off the water as soon as possible. Make sure you know exactly where your main water shut-off valve is located so that when an emergency strikes you can quickly save hundreds of gallons of water
  • Maintain your furnace to prevent pipes from freezing or bursting and never allow the temperature in your home to go lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Always be on the lookout for leaks around your appliances.

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