|Photo © J. Jordan 2006|
A new, energy efficient Maytag dishwasher (won from PNM and Baillio's) plus brand new shower fixtures (part of a bath remodel won from Yourson) are helping us save money and once we even got the Low Use Discount (offered from May to October) applied to our water bill ! It motivated me to look for other ways of saving water! Water Utility Authority has some tips on how to cut back on our usage: 1. Limit outdoor watering. Once a month is enough for dormant plants. 2. Take shorter showers. Every minute you shave from your shower length will save between 2.5 and 10 gallons of water. 3. Find and repair all leaks. A FREE Home Water Audit can help; call 888-1722 to schedule yours. 4. Replace old toilets with new High Efficiency models. Water Authority rebates of up to $150 per toilet are available. What do you do to save water?