Learn How to “Fix It for Less” & Save

Leaky faucets and toilets can waste thousands of gallons of water and run up your water bill. Find out how to save by fixing leaks and replacing old fixtures yourself.

More and more people are looking for ways to cut costs by doing home improvement projects themselves.

One way to save and potentially cut your monthly water bill in half is by fixing leaks and installing a few inexpensive water-saving devices in your home. In fact, most water-conserving devices will reduce your water and sewer bill enough to pay for themselves within six months.

Here are some ways to save water in your bathroom, kitchen and laundry room:

  • Check for leaks at your faucet, toilet and showerhead.
  • Install a high-efficiency showerhead.
  • Replace leaky or old fixtures with WaterSense® products.
  • Check your washing machine hoses for leaks.
  • When you need to replace your appliances, choose an ENERGY STAR® model.

The Southwest Florida Water Management District recently unveiled some brand new tools that provide easy instructions on how to fix leaks and replace old plumbing fixtures yourself. By visiting WaterMatters.org/FixItForLess you’ll find short how-to videos along with step-by-step instructions. You can also order a free “Fix It for Less” booklet.

So the next time you hear the toilet running or see a dripping faucet, don’t ignore the problem. Remember that you can save water and money by fixing it yourself.

Rainfall in Pinellas County for the month of March was 1.21 inches. We are currently in a moderate drought.

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