Nobody likes a high water bill, so the Hicksville Water District's Board of Commissioners reminds residents that other than closely monitoring the amount of water you use, the best way to save money is to use water-efficient home plumbing products, including low-flow showerheads, energy-efficient clothes washers, and 1.6 gallon-per-flush toilets.
By using these products in the home, residents will not only lower water costs, but they will also greatly alleviate pressure on the local water supplier, which is extremely important in densely populated regions like Long Island. According to a report issued by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the use of water-efficient plumbing across the nation would decrease the amount of water used by 3.5 billion gallons per day.
"It's amazing how much water we can save by using the proper plumbing fixtures," said Hicksville Water District Chairman and Commissioner Richard Humann. "If any of our residents are concerned about high water bills, they may want to look into the plumbing mechanisms they currently use in their homes. We welcome phone calls from residents interested in learning more about saving money and water by using more efficient plumbing equipment."
The report released by AWWA also projects that reducing the amount of water reduced by 3.5 billion gallons per day would result in smaller operating and maintenance costs at local water utilities. When you combine the water reduction with energy savings from conservation, communities could save a significant amount of money.
Moreover, residents should be aware that water use associated with outdoor activities such as lawn irrigation, increases by 50 to 100 percent during the warm weather months. The Hicksville Water District would like to remind residents to review the rules and regulations established by Nassau/Suffolk County to ensure proper water conservation.