Cutting Down Your Water Bill

Is your water bill too high? Want to lower the bill? Bringing the family together and talking about proper water usage, as explained below, can help any household. Let’s talk about a few major factors of water usage and how they can be changed.


Toilets are usually the top water waster in a household. With some of the older toilets using 5 gallons or even up to 7 gallons changing your toilet can save you bucks for sure. Some new toilets can use more than less than these older toilets. The new low-flow toilets can go as low as 1.28 GPF (gallons per flush). Imagine using more than five and a half gallons less per flush for everyone in your household. However, some low-flow toilets use so much less water that they don’t flush. Being aware of what is put down in the toilet will help cause no issues. These tips for the toilets can drastically drop a home’s water bill.

Showers / Baths

Over 15 percent of a household’s water usage is from showers. There are a few ways to help cut those numbers down and your water bill as well. One smart way of doing so is to install a low-flow showerhead. Depending on style and brand, these showerheads can use less than 1.9 GPM (gallons per minute) compared to some showerheads using almost 3 GPM. Another way is to take quicker showers. This way isn’t always the most desirable, but many people stay in the shower much longer than needed. Finally, enlisting the whole family to cut down on their shower times can significantly change water usage.


Believe it or not, the dishwasher uses less water than washing the dishes by hand. So the best thing to do is to scrape off all the food after dinner, throw the rest in the dishwasher, and let it do the rest.

Calling a professional to ensure everything is working correctly is always the right idea. Diamondback Plumbing is the best choice for your Phoenix plumbing company. Serving the valley since 1997, we pride ourselves on quality and affordable service with no hidden or trip charges. Call today for a free estimate (623) 674 – 3255!

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