Saving Water in the Bathroom
Inside the home, the largest water user is the toilet . If you have a pre 1980 toilet you may be flushing 5 to 7 gallons of water every time you flush. In addition, about 50% of old toilets have leaks. A leaking toilet can waste more than 50 gallons of water each day and a dripping faucet or showerhead can waste up to 1,000 gallons per week.
- Visit our toilet web page for information on toilet performance and efficiency, leaks, and recycling.
- Replace your old toilet with a new one that uses less water per flush. Look for the WaterSense label when purchasing a new toilet. A WaterSense labeled toilet is a high-performance, water-efficient option worth considering. Greeley Water Customers are eligible for a $75 dollar rebate on toilets. Visit our Water Conservation Rebate Page for more information.
- Take shorter showers. A 5-minute shower will save water. Low-volume showerheads use only 2 gallons of water each minute; older models may use as much as 3 gallons per minute. Turn the shower off when soaping up and turn it back on to rinse off.
- Don't let the water run when you brush your teeth, shave or wash your face. You can save up to 8 gallons a day by implementing this water saving tip.
- Showerheads, faucets and toilets that must be replaced due to normal wear-and-tear should be replaced with low-volume models, which are widely available. Replace faucets that use 2.5 to 7 gallons per minute with those that only use 1.5. In most cases, low-volume faucet aerators can be installed when the entire faucet does not need replacing. The WaterSense Program labels faucets and showerheads that perform well and save water.