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Apartment and Condominium Owners water saving tips
Water-saving tips for tenants
Here are five water-saving tips to help tenants save water:
Reduce shower waste –to install an efficient showerhead and keep showers to less than five minutes.
Turn off the faucet – You don’t need to keep the faucet running when you are brushing your teeth, washing dishes or shaving. Also ask your building manager to replace older faucet aerators (nozzles) with water efficient aerators.
Wash full loads of laundry and dishes or choose the load size the matches the amount of clothes or dishes that need washing.
Report leaks to your building manager - Leaky toilets, showerheads, faucets and other fixtures can waste thousands of gallons of water.
Use a hose efficiently – Use a nozzle on the house and wash your car at a commercial car wash that reuses its water. Also, sweep driveways and sidewalks with a broom rather than wasting water from a hose.
Reduce Shower Flow
Ask your building manager to install a low flow showerhead. Also, spend a minute less in the shower.
Turn Off the Faucet
Turn off the water when brushing your teeth, washing dishes, or shaving. Also, ask your building manager to replace older faucet nozzles (aerators) with ones that use less water.
Wash Full Loads
Wash full loads, or choose an appropriate load-size setting for the number of items in the washer.
Report water leaks to the building manager. Leaks can waste large amounts of water.
Reduce Outdoor Water Use
Use a nozzle on the hose, or wash the car at a commercial car wash that recycles the water. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean off the driveway or sidewalk.
Multifamily Toilet Replacement
Get a $75 or $150 rebate towards replacing old toilets with WaterSense-labeled toilets and watch your building water use decrease by 15-25%.
$75 rebate per toilet towards 1.28 gpf or less WaterSense toilets.
$150 rebate per toilet towards 1.06 gpf or less Premium WaterSense toilets.
View case studies of program participants.
Building must have at least four units and ALL old toilets must be replaced.
Building must be located in the Saving Water Partnership service area.
Existing toilets must be pre-2004.
Take These Steps
Mail or fax a completed application:
SPU - Multifamily Toilet Program
Wait for authorization. You should receive an authorization letter or phone call within two weeks. If you do not, please call Billie Fisher at (206) 615-1282.
Buy and install toilets. (Reminder: Replacement toilets must be Premium WaterSense or WaterSense models.) You can purchase toilets from a variety of retailers, including your vendor or distributor, and these local retailers (pdf).
Submit project completion information which will be included in the authorization letter.
How do I dispose of my old toilet?
You can take your old toilet(s) to the following locations to be recycled (fees apply). All non-porcelain hardware and wax rings must be removed.
All Wood Recycling
Bobby Wolford Trucking & Recycle
Kangley Rock and Recycle
Renton Concrete Recyclers
For more information or help with choosing toilets that are right for your building, contact Billie Fisher at email@example.com or call (206) 615-1282.
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