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1000 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 227-7250
8:00am to 5:00pm


Typical Household Water Use (Chart)

Chart Description

Toilet: 27%
Clothes Washer: 22%
Shower: 17%
Faucet: 16%
Leaks: 13%
Bath: 2%
Other Domestic: 2%
Dishwasher: 1%

Take shorter showers.

For every minute you shave off your shower time, save 1,000 gallons/year. Five minutes or less should do the job!

Install low-flow shower heads.

Some older shower heads put out 4-5 gallons/minute. Replace with a new water-saving head that uses less than 2.5 gal./min. and save 11,000 gal./year for a family of four.

Install a high efficiency toilet.

Replacing a pre-1993, 3.5 gallon/flush toilet with a 1.28 gallon HET toilet can save over 12,000 gallons/year. The City offers rebates up to $125 per toilet replacement for qualifying models.

Check your toilet for leaks.

A leaking or running toilet wastes 1,000s of gallons per month. If you hear water running, you may have a faulty fill valve or leaking flapper. Check, and replace or adjust. The City can help you identify problems and replace flapper valves. Call 227-7250 to schedule a Home Water Survey.

Use your clothes washer only for full loads.

The typical washer uses 45-50 gallons per load. Most washers have a water level setting. Use the medium or small setting when appropriate.

Replace your clothes washer with a new high-efficiency model that uses only 15 gallons per load, and save as much as 12,000 gallons/year.

PG&E provides rebates of $50 for qualifying models. Learn more!

Don't let that faucet run!

Its a no-brainer. In the bathroom and in the kitchen, minimize the amount of water you send down the drain to reduce water and sewer bills.

Paso Robles Water Conservation - Use it Wisely!

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