REDUCING WATER USE

Even slow drips can waste 300 cubic feet of water per month, or more! Ensure you use the Leak Detector on your meter to help locate leaks and correct them.


The most common leaks are toilets, irrigation systems, water powered backups on sump pumps and whole house humidifiers.

Could my meter be reading more water than I am using?

Washington Township installs positive displacement meters. We purchase this type of meter because when they age or if they fail, it is in the customer's favor. As the meter ages, it may slow, which then reports less water than is actually used. If the meter fails, it reports no use.

Leaks can be silent and may even be intermittent. Use the Leak Detector on your water meter to help locate leaks.

Remote Reads Our new water meter reading system can provide Critical Consumption and High Use Alerts to notify us of potential issues at your residence or building.  Although these alerts will not catch every issue, they have proved effective in notifying residents of leaks and saving them money.

Additional Resources:

The resources listed below may provide you with ideas on lowering your water use.

Indoor Water

Michigan State University
 Consider changing your family’s water use practices to save money and reduce your environmental impact.

EPA Conserving Water 
We can reduce this amount and save money by using water more efficiently

Water Use It Wisely When it comes to conserving water, small adjustments can have a big impact.

Outdoor Water

"Rain barrels collect gallons of water and are relatively inexpensive, which can easily offset water costs incurred over the summer months." For more information Rain barrels & other Water Conservation tools (from Macomb county)

Michigan State University Turfgrass Science Helping you manage your patch of green in a responsible, efficient manner.

The Healthy Lawns and Gardens Technical Advisory Committee was formed in 1996 to provide a forum for review and discussion of technical questions related to lawn care, soil health, non-toxic lawn and garden products, arboriculture, and professional landscape practice.