Manage Your Water Bill
Leaking faucets and toilets or damaged meters can have an impact on your water bill. There are steps you can take to reduce water use and make sure your bill is accurate.
Simple Things You Can Do To Manage Your Water Bill
Ensure your bill is accurate
- Compare your remote read (outside of house) to your water meter read (usually basement). The numbers should be the same. If not, contact us as you may be billed incorrectly. This should be done every three months.
Prevent water loss
- Repair leaky faucets and running toilets
- A steady faucet drip can waste 55 litres of water a day
- A faucet leaking at a steady small stream can waste 1,460 litres of water a day
- A leaking toilet can waste 4,300 of water a day
- Check for hidden leaks. Your water meter reading should not change from when you go to bed and when you get up (before using water).
- Upgrade toilets, faucets and shower heads to low-flow.
- A five minute shower with a standard shower head uses 65 litres of water more than a low-flow shower head
- Upgrading your toilet and qualify for our rebate program
- Collect water in rain barrels for outdoor watering in the summer and consider Naturescaping your yard
- Use water efficient appliances
Want more conservation tips?
- See Environment Canada – Water Wise http://www.ec.gc.ca/eau-water