What are some steps I can take to conserve?
1. Automatic dishwashers use up to 15 gallons for every cycle, regardless of how many dishes are loaded, so get a run for money and load it to full capacity.

2. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.

3. Check every faucet in your home for leaks. Just a slow drip can waste 15 to 20 gallons per day. Repairing these problems can save 6,000 gallons a year or more.

4. Check your toilets for leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank, watch for a few minutes to see if the color shows up in the bowl. It is not uncommon to lose up to 100 gallons a day from one of these otherwise invisible toilet leaks. Fix it and you can save more than 30,000 gallons a year.

5. Use your water meter to detect leaks. Simply turn off all taps and water using appliances, then check the meter after 15 minutes. If the meter moved, you have a leak.

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1. Is my water meter my responsibility?
2. If I have a sewer stoppage, at what point is it the village’s problem?
3. What is the hardness of Irvington Village water?
4. Is there fluoride in our water?
5. What type of treatment does our water get?
6. What are some steps I can take to conserve?
7. My last water bill was high and I don't understand where the water is going?
8. My water softner/filter is not working correctly