water usage

Attack of the Pink Slime? Don’t Be Alarmed!

We occasionally get calls from concerned customers asking about a pink, slimy substance that forms in pet water dishes, around toilet bowls and drains, on tiles and in shower stalls. So what’s the source of this gruesome goo? We can assure you of two things: 1.) It’s not caused by anything in the water you’re…

A Cheap, Easy Way to Check Your Toilet For Leaks

Did you know that a leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons a day? That’s an expensive problem! Fortunately, diagnosing and fixing it yourself is simple — and can often cost less than $15 (of course, you should call a plumber if you’re not comfortable attempting it yourself). First, to find out if a toilet…

On Oct. 23, Imagine a Day Without Water

Can you imagine a day without water? No showers, no morning coffee, no working toilets — not even water for putting out fires. For some people, living without water is a daily reality. Yet most of us take for granted that when we turn on the tap, clean, drinkable water will flow out. That’s why…

How Much Water is on Your Thanksgiving Plate?

It’s almost time to carve that turkey (pass the stuffing, please)! We were looking at water footprints this week and got to wondering: What’s the average water footprint for a typical Thanksgiving feast? It’s probably a lot more than you think. We’re not talking about what’s needed to cook the meal; we’re talking just about…

Unusually High Water Bill? Here’s What to Do Next

Did you receive a water bill that seems much higher than it should be? Does the bill show that your water use increased by a significant amount?   When water passes through the meter and is recorded, customers are billed based on the amount recorded by the meter. A water bill that is suddenly significantly…

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