Conserving water is a win-win-win:

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Lower water bill - Lower sanitary sewer bill - Improved environment

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Why Conserve Water?
Conserving water is simple and can have a positive impact on your budget and our planet. Every drop of water that comes into your home must be treated before it trickles out of your tap and then treated once again after going down the drain. By making a commitment to use less water, you can cut down on waste in this process while saving money on your sanitary sewer and water bills. In addition, your energy-saving efforts will help preserve the natural environment and prevent pollution. American public water supply, and treatment facilities, consume huge amounts of electricity. Just allowing a faucet to run for five minutes uses about as much energy as burning a 60 watt light bulb for 14 hours.

Cut Waste, Cut Costs
Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks. Monitor each water bill to check for unusually high use. If you think you might have a leak, read your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If your meter shows usage, you probably have a leak.

SD1's Sanitary Sewer Billing Policy
SD1's goal is to estimate how much water is going down the drains in a given home and to do that, SD1 uses water usage records provided by your local water District. However, some summertime outdoor activities use water that does not go into the sanitary sewer system. Because of this, SD1 bases the sanitary sewer charge on a winter water usage. Water conservation practices will not impact your sanitary sewer bill until the winter usage factor is recalculated for your property in the winter months. For more information on billing, click here
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