Using too much water for summer’s heat can get expensive, but luckily the City of Naperville has some tips that can help you save money.
The City of Naperville said residents increase their water usage in the summer; using it to fill their pools, wash their cars, and water their lawns, which is the activity that uses the most water.
But community members are limited to the days they can water their garden and lawn.
“What it goes by is odds and evens house number. If you’re an even numbered house you get to water on even days of the month,” said Water Distribution and Meter Supervisor at Public Works Kerry Anthenat. “If you’re an odd number, you water on odd number days. 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.”
Tips on Saving on Your Water Bill
Anthenat said residents should monitor their sprinklers and hoses because of the water output they produce. Not keeping a close eye on it could rack up a hefty bill.
Another helpful tip is when you’re indoors, turn off water in between brushing your teeth, cleaning dishes, and showering. Investing in water saving fixtures is a good way help regulate use and save some money.
“Now that everybody has water saving fixtures -with the new regulations [from] the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency coming out and everything – you don’t see as much water being used. The homeowners are much more conscious of the water they use, and the water fixtures help with that a lot,” said Anthenat.
Potential Causes of a High Water Bill
He said some of Naperville residents high water bills are a result of toilet leaks so be sure to check those every once in while as well.
Naperville News 17’s Christian Canizal reports.
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