DIY Water Saver Kit

WATER SAVER KIT INSTRUCTIONS

Curious about the efficiency of your shower, faucets and toilet? Follow these simple steps to save water—and money on your bill. You can record your results on the reverse side of this flier. Water-saving showerheads and additional faucet aerators can be purchased at most hardware stores. NOTE: Click here to download the Water Saver Kit Instructions PDF, which includes space for you to record flow rates from your faucets.

FLOW RATE BAG INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Place the flow bag over the showerhead or faucet, and hold it tightly with one hand.
2. Run the water at full volume for five seconds.
3. Note the water level in the bag as measured in gallons per
minute (gpm). Repeat a couple of times to be sure of your result.
4. If the flow is greater than 2.0 gpm, replace it with a watersaving showerhead or aerator.

TO INSTALL THE SUPER-SAVING 1.0 GPM BATHROOM AERATOR:
1. Unscrew the old faucet attachment. For inside threaded faucets install as is. For outside threaded faucets, first remove top washer to expose inside threads.
2. Hand tighten the aerator, but be sure to not overtighten it.

LEAK DETECTING DYE TABLETS:

1. Remove the toilet tank lid and drop one dye tablet in the water tank. Do not flush the toilet.
2. Wait a few minutes and if the blue color appears in the bowl then the toilet has a leak and needs to be repaired.

AVERAGE INDOOR WATER USAGE BY AURORA WATER CUSTOMERS:

 # of people in the household   Average usage per month
 1  1,500-2,000
 2  3,000-4,000
 3  4,500-6,000
 4  6,000-8,000

To see how your usage compares, view your usage during the winter months when you are not watering outdoors. You can request a free water-saving kit and also schedule free indoor and outdoor water assessments by calling 303.739.7195.

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