Water Conservation

img_watersenselogoThe Springfield Water and Sewer Commission is a member of US EPA’s WaterSense program. The program provides customers and educators with information on how to save water. Saving water not only saves money on your water and sewer bills, but also saves energy and conserves our natural resources. All products promoted by the WaterSense program have been tested and use 20% less water and perform as well or better than conventional models. In addition, the WaterSense program provides information on water saving lawn and garden practices, tips on efficient irrigation system use, household tips for indoor water saving and information on how to contact a WaterSense certified irrigation or landscaping partner.

To find out more about the WaterSense Program, go to www.epa.gov/watersense.

Here are some useful links to find water saving products:watersense-indoor-water-use

Product search for new water saving bathroom faucet or high efficiency toilet

Search for a WaterSense Certified Landscape Professional

What’s your Water Sense?

Find out – take the Water Saving Knowledge Quiz

Water saving tips for homes and businesses:

Water Sense Simple Steps to Save Water

Ideas for Residences to Use Water More Efficiently

Ideas for Businesses to Use Water More Efficiently

Ideas for Industries to Use Water More Efficiently

Household Leak Detection:

Household leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes. In addition to needlessly wasting this precious natural resource, leaks also cost homeowners money. Fixing household leaks can save homeowners about 10% on their water bills. Common types of leaks found in the home include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets and showerheads, and other leaking valves. Click here for tips on finding and repairing household leaks.

Shower Better!

Check out this short video on the benefits of updating your showerhead to a WaterSense labeled fixture.