Save Water and Money

Are You Wasting 10,000 Gallons of Water a Year?

Household Leaks Waste

Water Conservation is extremely important now more than ever before. The average household has leaks that account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year – the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry*

  • Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water a year nationwide – equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes
  • Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more of water per day
  • Leaky toilet flappers, faucets, and shower heads are common and inexpensive to fix
  • Small irrigation system leaks can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month
  • Fixing minor leaks can save homeowners 10% off their water bills

Schedule a Water Conservation Inspection»

  • Eliminate leaks, save water and money
  • We inspect toilets for leaks – Saves 30-50 gallons a day
  • We inspect showers for leaks – Saves 10 gallons a day
  • We install aerators on faucets – Saves 1.2 gallons a day
  • Plus: water meter and pressure valve check too!

* Source: US Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Waste Water Management, Grunfos Comfort Systems (manufacturer of water recirculation pumps), Water Use It Wisely 100 Tips: California Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies

Fix Leaky Toilets – Save 30 – 50 Gallons of Water Per Day

Toilet Illustration

Leaky toilets waste more water than any other fixture in the home. If your toilet was installed prior to 1992, it may use as much as 5 times more water than new high efficiency toilets.

  • One leaky toilet can waste about 30-50 gallons per day.
  • If your toilet uses more than 1.6 gallons per flush, you couldsave 50–75% by installing a new toilet.
  • Replace old toilet flappers
  • Replacing old toilets can save nearly 2,400 gallons of water a year
  • Check with your local water district for money-saving rebates for new water efficient toilets

We feature high-efficiency toilets, with low water consumption, in a wide range of styles andquality brands such as Toto, Kohler, Sloan and many others.

* Source: US Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Waste Water Management; Water Use It Wisely 100 Tips, Grunfos Comfort Systems (manufacturer of water recirculation pumps), California Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies

Fix Drips and Take 5 – Run Less Water and Save More!

Shower & Faucet Illustration

Take a five-minute shower instead of 10-minutes. You will save 12 gallons of water! Does your shower head drip? A shower head leaking at 10 drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons per year. That’s the amount of water it takes to wash 60 loads of dishes in your dishwasher. In addition, the average home can waste as much as 12,000 gallons of water a year waiting for the hot water to get to their fixture.

Water Conservation Tips:

  • Turn off the tap while shaving or brushing teeth
  • Replace worn sink and basin faucet washers and gaskets
  • Use water efficient shower heads and save 1 gallon of water per minute
  • Install aerators on all faucets (a Free service for all BAM customers)
  • Installing a hot water recirculation pump will give you instantaneous hot water at your fixtures

* Source: US Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Waste Water Management; Water Use It Wisely 100 Tips, Grunfos Comfort Systems (manufacturer of water recirculation pumps), California Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies

Do-it-Yourself Tips to Help You Save Water and Money!

Bonney Cartoon Technician

  • Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, you probably have a leak.
  • Check your toilet for leaks – place a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If the color shows up in the bowl within 15 minutes without flushing, you have a leak. Make sure to flush immediately after this experiment to avoid staining the tank.
  • Leaky faucets can be fixed by checking faucet washers and gaskets for wear and replacing them if necessary.
  • Leaky showerheads can be fixed by ensuring a tight connection using pipe tape and a wrench.
  • Wash dishes by hand and use a sink plug or wash basin.
  • Use a dishwasher; and make sure it’s fully loaded!
  • Scrape plates instead of rinsing before loading the dishwasher.
  • Thaw food in the refrigerator overnight rather than running tap water.
  • Compost food waste instead of using the garbage disposal.
  • Wash only full loads of laundry using the appropriate load size.

* Source: US Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Waste Water Management; Water Use It Wisely 100 Tips, Grunfos Comfort Systems (manufacturer of water recirculation pumps), California Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies