Water Conservation Notice – Heat Wave

Updated: June 18, 2024

With the latest heat wave forecasted to last a few days, BCWSA asks that all water customers be mindful of your water usage and limit consumption when you can. Our wholesale water supplier, North Wales Water Authority, has been notifying its customers to reduce excessive water use at this time. The hot and dry conditions for an extended period can increase water demands and possibly reduce system pressures and availability.

Here are a few helpful tips to limit your water consumption and of course, save you money:

  • Run the dishwasher and clothes washer only when fully loaded.
  • Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator or in the microwave instead of running water over it.
  • When washing dishes by hand, use two basins – one for washing and one for rinsing rather than let the water run.
  • Repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets. Dripping faucets can waste about 2,000 gallons of water each year. Leaky toilets can waste as much as 200 gallons each day.
  • Use low-flow faucets, shower heads, reduced-flow toilet flushing equipment, and water saving appliances such as dish and clothes washers.
  • Check for leaky toilets. You can test your toilet for a leak by adding food coloring to the tank. If the toilet leaks, color will appear in the toilet bowl within 15 minutes
  • You can reduce the amount of water an older toilet uses by placing a half gallon plastic jug in the tank.
  • Take a look at your water meter while no water is being used in your house. If it goes up, you obviously have a problem! This can also help you locate underground service leaks.
  • Take short showers instead of baths and avoid letting faucets run unnecessarily.
  • Keep drinking water in the refrigerator instead of letting the tap run while you wait for cool water.

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