Water Conservation Tips

Utility Services Bylaw #625/17

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Tips for the Bathroom 

Your toilet can be responsible for 90% of all leaks. To find out if your toilet has a leak:
• Drop some food coloring in your toilet tank 
• Wait 
• If you see the color flowing into the toilet bowl, you have a leak 
• It may be time to replace the flapper valve, or you may need to replace or adjust the handle. 
If your toilet is using more than 6 liters of water per flush it may be time to replace it with a water efficient model.

Never flush paints, solvents, or other chemicals down the toilet.
• Instead, use durable containers to store these hazardous products. 
• Take shorter showers.
• Replace your showerhead with an ultra-low flow version available through the City of Camrose, Engineering or at any local hardware store. 
Check all faucets.
• A leaky faucet may simply need a new washer. 
• You can also install high-efficiency, low flow faucet aerators available at local hardware stores. 

Tips for the Kitchen 

Easy Things You Can Do to Save Water
• Thawing food under the tap wastes water. Take food out of the freezer early to allow plenty of time to thaw in the fridge.
• Keep a bottle of drinking water in the fridge instead of running the tap for cold water.
• Clean fruits and vegetables in a partially filled sink.
• Steaming vegetables uses less water while keeping more nutrients in the food.
• Run the dishwasher only when it is full, and use the energy saver or shortest cycle.
• Don't let the tap run continuously when washing dishes by hand. Use the second side of the sink for rinse water.
• Turn taps off tightly, but gently so they don't drip. 
• Never put garbage of any kind down the drain.
• cooking fat and greases 
• paints and solvents 
• pesticides and other chemicals 
• toxic household cleaners

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