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Summer water bills can spike and put a big dent into a homeowner's budget. Here are some great tips to share with homeowners that can help them rethink how they use water and how they can conserve and save.Water your yard in the morning or evening.•Water evaporates quickly, experts estimate that as much as half of the water used outdoors evaporated in the bright sun. It's best to use sprinklers when the sun will not cause the moisture to evaporate.•Watch for a leak in your sprinkler (system): a leak about as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month.
Testing toilets for leaks can save big money. It's easy to test a toilet to see if it's functioning properly.•Put a few drops of food coloring or a dye tablet into a toilet tank, if color shows up in the bowl, the tank is leaking. Stopping leaks can save up to 100 gallons of water a day. A Beach resident had a leaking toilet that ran for 10 days using 28,500 gallons in 1 month (& no one was living there)!