owner opens through their water bills and pay, reluctantly. One of the bills that many feel they have little or nothing else. Once you understand how it works, it is easier to see how you can take steps to save the extra money and conserve our precious water resources, while the least.
Understanding your water bill
Most of the Santa Cruz water to measure water companies in terms of "units" with a unit that is 748 gallons or 100 cubic feet (CCF) of water. The pricing structure works to reward users who use less water:
Level 1: 1-8 units of water: $ 2.51 each.
Level 2: 90-30 units of water: $ 5.17 per unit.
Level 3: more than 30 units of water: $ 8.96 per unit.
The structure is slightly different area, but the principle is the same – you use less, the less you pay. In addition, a flat or fixed fee for the service is applied which varies from $ 10 to $ 25 a month. This will help pay administrative costs, customer service, 24 hour emergency, mileage, and availability of water is a case of a fire.
Water bills are also due for payment, as most of the bills, and when they are not paid on time, late fees. These penalties range from $ 10 to $ 60 per call.
Reduce your water consumption
The first step to reduce the bill is to reduce water consumption. To begin understanding how much of your household indoor use and how much is attributed to outdoor use. The easiest way is to compare the bills with winter bills were. In general, the difference will be the result of adjuvant use for watering plants and lawns. This task can send your water bill in the upper levels of the fee structure. In fact, it is common for water bills triple in the warmer months, while about 30 percent of their water goes to water the lawn.
All you can do to reduce the amount of irrigation water will help. The setting of timers for irrigation through drip irrigation systems or in the cooler periods of the day to reduce evaporation all help.
If your application is up the stairs in the winter months, start looking at domestic sources of water. Replace old appliances, showers and washing with fresh water saving, and check for leaks. Given these steps can save an average of 45.2 liters per person per day or 11 units together for a family of three over two months.
Another benefit of water consumption is a bill less wastewater. Some districts will reduce the drain if your home uses less water. If you send copies of their water bills from November to March suggest that water consumption is 21 units CCF or less, the rate will be reduced at a rate of multifamily housing in the following year. Your local dealer can provide details if they offer this option.