Water Conservation Tips
Another priority for The City of Klamath Falls Water Division is to promote the conservation of our precious water resource. In addition to the water meter replacement program, City staff maintains an in-house water mainline leak detection and repair program. Utilizing specialized equipment staff locate then repair non-surfacing water leaks. The City of Klamath Falls also promotes water conservation through a public education program which encourages our customers to use water wisely and to regularly check for leaks around the home. The single conservation measure that can have the biggest impact saving water and money is to fix all leaks.
Provided are some leak facts that may surprise you:
- A 1/8-inch hole in a metal pipe at 40 pounds per square inch (psi) leaks 2,500 gallon of water in 24 hours.
- A leak the size of a pinhead can waste up to 360,000 gallons per year, enough to fill 12,000 bathtubs.
- A dripping faucet of hose bib can lose up to 180 gallons a month or 2,160 gallons per year.
- About one in every 318 homes or buildings has a leak.
- About one in every 20 pools has a leak.
- A leaking toilet can use 90,000 gallons of water in 30 days.
- A typical toilet leak as today's rates can add $500, $1000 or more to a single water bill.
Source: American Leak Detection and Water Online
Water conservation becomes even more important through the very dry conditions we have experienced here in the Klamath Basin over the past years. Check for leaks around your home today.