Saving Water At Home Is Important
by Julia Bernard
In the past saving water at home wasn’t a priority. That’s until I received a three hundred dollar water bill a couple of months ago. My water bill on average was about seventy dollars a month, so you can imagine my initial surprise.
I did the normal thing; I called my local municipality and demanded answers. They first suggested that I check the meter for a possible malfunction. But the meter seemed to be working just fine.
Then they suggested that I check all the major water fixtures for leaks. But fortunately I didn’t have any noticeable leaks.
Then out of pure frustration I checked one of my bathroom toilets. To my surprise I could hear the water running, as if the tank was refilling after a flush. But I was certain that no one had recently used the bathroom. I lifted the tank lid and can see and hear water running from what I later find out to be the overflow tube.
I then lifted the toilet seat and could see the water trickling to the bowl non stop. While surfing the internet I came across your website and learned which part I needed to replace. I purchased a new fill valve and flapper and installed them in a matter of minutes.
To my delight the city reimbursed me the difference between my average water bill and outrageous three hundred dollars, but only after I provided them with the evidence that I corrected the problem.
The moral of the story is that I learned the hard way how important saving water at home is and the negative effect that even a small leak can have on your monthly bill. I recently purchased other water saving devices like low flow shower heads and faucet aerators as well.