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Many people ask how they can conserve during this crucial time.  Below, please find some conservation tips your family might find beneficial.

Rebate Programs:

Please note that Willowbrook customer's qualify for Denver Water's Rebate Programs. 

Denver Water rebates help you replace inefficient fixtures with new, water-efficient fixtures. Residential customers can receive rebates for buying and installing qualifying toilets, qualify outdoor irrigation fixtures, and other water-efficient fixtures. Commercial customers can receive rebates for sub-meters, irrigation devices, high-efficiency toilets and other devices. Rebates are even available for new-construction projects.

You or your bufsiness may qualify for rebates if your water provider receives treated water from Denver Water and is on this list of qualifying water providers.

Making your home or business more water-efficient is good for the environment, may reduce your water and sewer bill, and saves energy too. Start saving now by applying for a Denver Water rebate.

Ten Tips for Ten Percent

  • Cut your watering time by 10 percent, and lighten up on the fertilizer.

  • Tune-up your automatic sprinkler system.

  • Water only in the morning and after sundown.  Check out summer water rules for the amount of time to water.

  • Find those leaks and fix them.  Do you hear an annoying drip or a remote hissing?  It could be a leaky spigot or a toilet (costing you 15 gallons every hour).

  • Cut down your shower time.  The average person showers for 8 minutes (yes, we've been checking).  You can shower for 6 and be semi-speaky clean.

  • Run your dishwasher 10 times in 2 weeks?  Run it chock full 9 times.

  • You're doing 10 loads of laundry each month?  Load up the washer and do 9.

  • Use a bucket instead of a hose when washing your car.  One for soap and one for rinse.

  • Get out the real broom instead of the water broom and sweep your walks and driveways instead of hosing them down.

  • Sorry, kids.  No running through the sprinkler and swooping down the water slides this year.  The neighborhood pool will have to do.

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Bathroom

  • Flush toilets only when necessary. Try to flush two fewer times per day.

  • Shower quickly (no more than five minutes).

  • Fix all leaky toilets, faucets and pipes.

  • Install a low-flow showerhead and take only a 4-minute shower or 3-inch bath. (Showers useless water than baths.)

  • Replace your high-water use toilet with a new low flow one.

  • Insulate your water heater and water pipes so you waste less while waiting for hot water to flow.

  • Catch water in a bucket or watering can while waiting for hot or cold water and add to house plants., or use to flush a toilet.

  • Turn off the water while shaving, brushing your teeth, and lathering in the shower.

  • Shave with a small amount of water in the sink rather than running water.

  • Put a water displacement bag or plastic bottle in each toilet tank.
     

Kitchen and Laundry

  • Wash only full loads (laundry and dishwasher). Try to wash two fewer loads per weeks.

  • Wash vegetables and fruits in a bowl or basin using a vegetable brush; don't let the water run.  Use water on house plants.

  • If you have to pre-rinse dishes, soak them instead of running water.

  • Chill drinking water  in the refrigerator instead of running the faucet until the water is cold.

  • Defrost food in the refrigerator, not in a pan of water on the counter or in the sink.  Besides saving water, it's less likely to breed bacteria.

  • Run garbage disposals only when necessary.  Compost your food waste instead.

  • Replace your inefficient clothes washer with a highly-efficient horizontal-axis clothes washer.

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