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Tips for Conservation There are many ways you can conserve water daily. Here are a few helpful tips: Turn on dishwasher with full load; scrape off excess food and rinse before loading dishwasher Turn on washing machine with full load; pre-treat stained clothing before washing so you can use a normal cycle Fill empty bottle/jug with tap water and store in refrigerator for a cold drink Turn off faucet when brushing teeth or shaving Don’t flush facial tissues or other items that could just as well go in wastebasket Use lawn sprinklers only when necessary; try xeriscape, which means landscape for water conservation
Click here for some more helpful tips from Rutgers Cook College on conserving water on lawns and landscape. Leaks Saving water not only saves money, but also helps to ensure that there will be enough to go around in the future! DID YOU KNOW? We drink very little of our “drinking water”. Generally speaking, less than 1% of treated water produced by water utilities is actually consumed. WHERE DOES IT ALL GO? Let’s find out...most of our treated water is sprinkled on lawns and gardens, flushed down toilets and drains and used in showers, bathtubs, dishwashers and washing machines. And that doesn’t account for the water claimed by undetected leaks! HERE’S THE FACTS...a garden hose can pour out 600 gallons or more in only a few hours if left running. A small leak can add up in a hurry! A leaking faucet or invisible toilet leak that drips about 2 tablespoons per minute adds up to about 15 gallons a day. That’s 105 gallons per week or 5,460 gallons per year...WASTED! Toilets are notorious for invisible leaks. You can test to see if there is a leak by placing 5 drops of food coloring in the tank. After approximately 15 minutes, check the bowl. If there is food coloring in the bowl, you have a leak! Most toilet leaks are the overflow pipe or the plunger which can be replaced by experienced do-it-yourselfer or a licensed plumber. You can call our Office at (732) 264-5510 to request a Leak Detection Kit (click here to see a sample). ***Please be reminded of Shorelands Water’s mandatory Odd/Even Policy regarding outdoor water usage. See our Notices page.***
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