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The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department provides money saving tips to reduce water bills while conserving water

MIAMI (July 15, 2015)

Receiving a high water bill can be frustrating which is why the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) remains committed to helping its customers save money and water. Residents can reduce water bills, and their impact on the environment with these five water-saving tips and videos:

  • Use your dishwasher - Contrary to popular belief, it takes more water to hand-wash dishes than it takes to wash them in the dishwasher. Also be sure to only run the dishwasher when full, you'll use the same amount of water whether you run a full load or a partial load.
  • Switch to a Low-Flow Shower Head - Low-flow shower heads use 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm); older models use as much as 5.5 gpm. Make the switch and you'll reduce your water bill by 25-60 percent (US Department of Energy).
  • Repair faucet leaks & toilet leaks - According the National Sanitation Foundation, a leaky faucet can waste 1000-2000 gallons of water a year and a leaky toilet can waste as much as 500 gallons of water each day.
  • Only wash full loads of laundry - Wash only full loads of laundry to get the most use from the water. Eliminating one load a week can save 2,130 gallons of water annually. 
  • Collect rain water for plants - Attach rain barrels to the end of your gutter drain spouts to collect rainwater. Then, use it to water your plants and wash your car.  Click here to register for our next Rain Barrel & Water Conservation Workshop

To find out more about leak detection, the showerhead exchange program, rain barrel workshops and high efficiency fixture rebates, visit the water conservation website.

It is the priority of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. For additional information about Department services and programs, visit our website.