people ask how they can
during this crucial time.
Below, please find some
tips your family might find beneficial.
Please note that
Willowbrook customer's qualify for Denver
Water's Rebate Programs.
rebates help you replace inefficient fixtures with new,
can receive rebates for buying and installing qualifying
toilets, qualify outdoor irrigation fixtures, and other water-efficient fixtures.
can receive rebates for sub-meters,
high-efficiency toilets and other devices. Rebates are even
You or your
bufsiness may qualify for rebates if your water provider receives
treated water from Denver Water and is on this list of
qualifying water providers.
Making your home or
business more water-efficient is good for the environment, may
reduce your water and sewer bill, and saves energy too. Start saving
now by applying for a Denver Water rebate.
Ten Tips for Ten Percent
Cut your watering time by
10 percent, and lighten up on the fertilizer.
Tune-up your automatic
Water only in the
morning and after sundown. Check out
summer water rules
for the amount of time to water.
Find those leaks and fix
them. Do you hear an annoying drip or a remote hissing? It
could be a leaky spigot or a toilet (costing you 15 gallons every hour).
Cut down your shower time.
The average person showers for 8 minutes (yes, we've been checking).
You can shower for 6 and be semi-speaky clean.
Run your dishwasher 10
times in 2 weeks? Run it chock full 9 times.
You're doing 10 loads of
laundry each month? Load up the washer and do 9.
Use a bucket instead of a
hose when washing your car. One for soap and one for rinse.
Get out the real broom
instead of the water broom and sweep your walks and driveways instead of
hosing them down.
Sorry, kids. No running through the
sprinkler and swooping down the water slides this year. The
neighborhood pool will have to do.
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Flush toilets only
when necessary. Try to flush two fewer times per day.
Shower quickly (no
more than five minutes).
Fix all leaky toilets, faucets and pipes.
Install a low-flow
showerhead and take only a 4-minute shower or 3-inch bath.
useless water than baths.)
high-water use toilet with a new low flow one.
your water heater and water pipes so you waste less while waiting for
hot water to flow.
Catch water in a
bucket or watering can while waiting for hot or cold water and add to
house plants., or use to flush a toilet.
off the water while shaving, brushing your teeth, and lathering in the shower.
with a small amount of water in the sink rather than running water.
Put a water
displacement bag or plastic bottle in each toilet tank.
Wash only full loads
(laundry and dishwasher). Try to wash two fewer loads per weeks.
Wash vegetables and
fruits in a bowl or basin using a vegetable brush; don't let the water
run. Use water on house plants.
If you have to
pre-rinse dishes, soak them instead of running water.
Chill drinking water
in the refrigerator instead of running the faucet until the water is
Defrost food in the
refrigerator, not in a pan of water on the counter or in the sink.
Besides saving water, it's less likely to breed bacteria.
garbage disposals only when necessary. Compost your food waste
your inefficient clothes washer with a highly-efficient
horizontal-axis clothes washer.
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