Water Efficiency Tips

Water Efficiency

54% of Your Water Bill Goes Outside!

Re-examine your landscape and convert to drought-tolerant plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses. Replacing sections of traditional turf grass or other water-thirsty plant materials and improving inefficient watering habits are THE biggest ways you can realize long-term savings on your water bill. Not to mention the thousands of gallons you’ll be saving as well. You can have a beautiful garden AND save water and money. Many of our residents already do. Attend the many FREE workshops at Tagawa Gardens. Learn More...

Detecting Leaks

First, locate your meter (the majority of meters in Parker Water & Sanitation District are in the basement). Make a note of the meter reading. If the leak detector indicator is moving, there is water moving through the meter.

Next, turn off all fixtures in and around your home, and don’t use any water for an hour. Then go back and check the reading on the meter, if it has changed, you have a leak or leaks!

Money down the Drain!


Amount
Waste in Gallons
Per Month

1/32" drip
6,166
1/16" trickle
24,666
1/8" stream
98,666
1/4" stream
393,833

Making sure your toilets and other fixtures are free from leaks can save you a lot of money. We recommend you check for water leaks twice a year; after winter season when pipes can freeze and crack and again during summer when irrigation systems are working full force.

Reporting Leaks

Have you ever seen an urban geyser or a suburban swamp? Water waste often goes unnoticed by the owner – and if they don’t know it is broken, they can’t fix it. As part of our Rules & Regulations, we take water waste seriously. If you believe you have observed water waste, please email us at conservation@pwsd.org, and we will investigate the issue. Please include the location, time, and date of your observation, as well as any other details that may help us to identify the problem. We appreciate your support in helping us prevent water waste!