Indoor Water-Saving Ideas

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YOUR RESOURCE GUIDE FOR INDOOR WATER-SAVINGS
Saving water can be easy! Use the resources below to become more water efficient indoors.

FREE WATER-SAVING DEVICES
Free Water Conservation Devices are available for pick-up at City Hall (while supplies last), including:  

  • Adjustable Massage Showerheads
  • Shower timers
  • Kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators
  • Toilet dye kits to detect leaks
  • Replacement toilet flapper valves
HOW MUCH WATER DOES YOUR HOME USE? 

Knowledge is power! Take the Virtual Home Tour to better understand how your home uses water. This site is also full of recommendations on how to make your home more water efficient both indoors and outdoors.

TOILET REBATE PROGRAM
Take advantage of the our Toilet Program. We offer a $100 rebate for replacing a standard-flush toilet with high-efficiency toilet (HET). An average family of four with a standard toilet will use 8,400 gallons of water per month. Toilets account for about 26% of the average household’s indoor water use. At 1.28 gallons per flush, an HET toilet uses about 80% less water for each flush. When choosing a new toilet, be sure to select a WaterSense-certified toilet to be eligible for the rebate. Dispose of your old toilet at the City’s Corporation Yard so we can recycle the porcelain.

General Plumbing Supply, on Hwy 29 in American Canyon, is a great local resource for finding a replacement toilet and all other plumbing related ways to save water and energy.

HIGH-EFFICIENCY WASHING MACHINE REBATES AVAILABLE
Conventional washing machines use more than 40 gallons of water per load, while new high-efficiency models use less than 18 gallons. This is a savings of more than 50% in water and energy. High-efficiency washers also require less detergent, are gentler on your clothes, and remove more moisture resulting in shorter drying times that use less electricity. In partnership with PG&E, the City offers a cash rebate of $200 on Energy Star models or $50 on a CEE Tier 3 clothes washer. In addition to the cash rebates, the average household will save 6,450 gallons of water, between $80 - $100 on electricity costs, and $54 on detergent every year. Click here for more information.

MORE WATER-SAVING RESOURCES

Check back to view this list of resources. We will keep it updated as we find new ways to help you save water.

QUESTIONS?
View a full list of the City of American Canyon's Water Rules. If you have any questions regarding these rules or how you can save water, contact our Water Conservation Specialist via phone (707) 647-4521 or email.

We can help you save water in other ways, too! Check out our Outdoor Water-Savings Ideas and Cash for Grass Program.  

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