Free Water Conservation Kits
|The Western Virginia Water Authority offers free water conservation kits for its water and sewer customers, while supplies last. The kits are available at the Water Authority Utility Billing Office at 601 S. Jefferson Street, Suite 100. The Utility Billing Office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.|
Each free kit contains the following items:
|This 2.0 gpm low-flow showerhead will dramatically reduce the amount of water you use in the shower, while still providing a powerful stream. The showerhead requires no tools to install -- just unscrew your existing showerhead and screw on the new one. We recommend a little Teflon plumber's tape (available at hardware and home improvement stores) to prevent leaks.|
- For added water savings, use the chrome stop valve to turn off the water while you shampoo, soap up or shave, without losing your water temperature.
|The "Shower Coach" timer sticks to your shower wall with a suction cup and will help you conserve water by limiting your showers to five minutes. When you turn on the water, just rotate the timer to start the clock. Try to finish within five minutes of water use.|
- Credit yourself for using the stop valve on your low-flow showerhead by "pausing" the timer (rotating it horizontally).
|This 1.5 gpm low-flow faucet aerator reduces water consumption by mixing more air with your water. You won't notice any difference in water pressure, and in fact you may wind up with a more consistent, steady stream if you're replacing an old aerator.|
Just unscrew your old aerator and screw on the new one. Outside and inside threads allow use in the kitchen or bathroom.
- For added water savings, turn off the faucet while scrubbing dishes, brushing teeth or shaving.
|The "Toilet Tank Bank" displaces one gallon of water in your toilet tank so that each flush uses less water. It won't crumble like a brick or get in the way like a milk jug. Just fill it with water, snap the cap shut, and hang it over the edge of the tank.|
Note: This bag is not for use with low-flow toilets that are operating correctly, since they only use 1.6 gallons per flush to begin with.
- For added water savings, flush the toilet less often and don't use the toilet as a wastebasket.