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Home Water Audit Kits

The City is giving away Home Water Audit Kits to residential customers. These kits allow you to measure your water usage and provide you with water saving tips for inside and outside your home. Also included are toilet tank leak detecting dye tablets that make checking for toilet leaks a breeze. Toilet leaks can waste hundreds of gallons of water per day, which can be costly on your water bill. Stop into City Hall today to pick up your free audit kit!

Water Conservation Tips


  • Fix faucet leaks.  It could save you several gallons of water per week.
  • Teach children to turn faucets off tightly after each use.
  • Wash dark clothes in cold water to save energy and water while maintaining the color of your clothes.
  • When washing your clothes, adjust the water level to the size of the laundry load.
  • Use commercial car washes.
  • When children want to cool off in the summer time, have them play with water in the area of the lawn that needs water the most.
  • If you do wash your car at home, be sure to use a nozzle that can be closed while washing your car.
  • Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth.
  • Turn off the tap while shaving.
  • Reducing shower time by a couple of minutes can save you up to 150 gallons of water per month.
  • Use faucet aerators on all faucets to reduce water consumption.
  • When washing dishes by hand, do not let the water run while rinsing.  Fill one sink with soapy water and the other with rinse water.
  • Run the dishwasher only when full.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables in a pan with water instead of running tap water.  Then use the water from the pan that was used to clean fruits and veggies to water plants around the house or in your garden.
  • Adjust sprinklers to ensure you are only watering your lawn, not the house, sidewalk, street or driveway.
  • Water your lawn and plants in the morning or evening when temperatures are cooler to minimize water evaporation.
  • Check for leaks in outdoor equipment, including taps, hoses, and water pumps. 




These tips and videos are brought to you by ConserveH20, Conservationconversations.com and Regional Water Provers Consortium.

If you are not comfortable with "do it yourself repairs", please contact a professional and do not attempt them yourself.  The City of Lafayette takes no responsibility with any repairs you may try to do.

Looking for some educational water conservation games for the kids?
Here is a link to a wateruseitwisely.com, they have several games to play.  Not only fun, but teaches the children to conserve water and be aware of our resource...water.
The link will take you directly to another site.
http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/kids/index.php
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