In Home Water Conservation Kits
Water conservation is just as important in the home as it is outside. The In Home Conservation Kit is designed to help address some of the high usage areas around your home. It is estimated that the cost of the kit can be recovered in a single billing cycle. The kit includes the following items:
- Leak Detection Tablets - These tablets are used to identify toilet leaks with ease. Drop one in your toilet tank, but do not flush for approximately 20 minutes. If coloured water appears in the bowl, your toilet is leaking. Check the flapper and seal, and replace if necessary.
- Shower Head - Capable of reducing water usage while still providing full force showering experience. A low flow shower head uses 7.6 litres per minute and offers two types of flow to choose from. A standard shower head uses 15-22.7 litres per minute.
- Kitchen Aerator - Not only is it water efficient, it also saves the energy used to heat hot water. Reduces flow to 5.7 litres per minute. Comes with flexible neck and offers two types of flow for convenience. A conventional aerator uses up to 13 litres per minute.
- Standard Faucet Aerator - Designed to be both water and heat efficient and provides satisfactory performance for daily usage. Reduces the flow to 3.8 litres per minute and saves up to 9.5 litres per minute.
- Pamphlet - Includes step-by-step installation instructions for low-flow shower head, kitchen aerator, and standard faucet aerator.
|The kits are available at the Engineering Department at City Hall for $10.00 plus taxes.|
The City also offers "deluxe" conservation kits which include educational items for scientific-minded individuals. The drip and rain gauges provide a great opportunity to educate users on drip wastage and necessary lawn watering amounts. In addition to the items in the conventional kits, the "deluxe" package also includes the following:
- Toilet Tank Bag - Designed to reduce the volume of your toilet tank, thereby reducing the amount of water per flush by up to 6.8 litres. One of the easiest and simplest ways to reduce water consumption. Simply fill it up with water and hang it on the inside wall of the tank.
- Drip Gauge - A measuring tool which can help users find out how much water is being wasted per day and per year. Place it under a dripping tap for 5 seconds, exam the water level, and read value closest to it.
- Toilet Flow Diverter - During a normal toilet flush, a steady stream of water is discharged to rinse the bowl. The diverter limits the amount of water being discharged to the rinse and sends the rest to fill the tank.
- Shower Gauge Bag - A user-friendly device that measures how much water is used by an old showerhead. Simply place the showerhead in the bag, turn it on for 5 seconds, exam the water level, and read the value closest to it. It can also be used as a toilet tank bag to save water.
- Teflon Tape - Used at threaded connections to reduce leaks, thus prevent water wastage.
- Rain/Lawn Watering Gauge - Helps to determine exactly how much water is being used during lawn watering. Place the gauge in the watering area and read off the gauge afterwards. The pointy design of this gauge allows users to stabilize it in ground effortlessly.
The "deluxe" kits are available at the Engineering Department at City Hall for $14.26 plus taxes.