The Westborough Water District would like to remind its customers of the importance of water conservation.
On January 14, 2010, the Board of Directors of the Westborough Water District adopted two very important ordinances establishing indoor and outdoor water conservation regulations. If you are considering remodeling your house or putting a new landscape, it is very important that you refer and adhere to these ordinances:
Rebate programs are an incentive to get customers that are contemplating purchasing a new toilet or washing machine to purchase one that is low flow and/or energy efficient. Click here for more information about our current rebate programs.
Make your garden beautiful and more water efficient. Transform your current landscaping to the garden you want and use water more efficiently. Sign up for FREE water-wise landscaping classes offered by the Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA).
Toilet Leaks: Some toilet leaks make a running sound. Others are silent. To detect a silent leak, put some drops of food coloring into your toilet tank. Wait twenty minutes. If there is coloring in the bowl, you have a leak. Many toilet leaks can be fixed with simple tools and a do-it-yourself manual. The WWD can also provide you with toilet dye strips to help you test your toilets.
Water Meter Leak Detection: First, you must know where your meter is located. If you are unsure, contact the District. To check for leaks follow these steps:
Common sources of leaks are a toilet that is running, a constant drip in a sink or outdoor faucet, a loose or dripping washer connection, or a home water treatment unit.
If you still not sure whether or not you have a leak your location, the Westborough Water District field staff will gladly conduct a leak test free of charge for any of its customers. This leak test requires that the customer not use any water for approximately four hours. The District Field Staff will monitor the meter, calculate any usage, and contact the customer with the results.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DISTRICT FIELD STAFF WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMER IF THERE IS A LEAK(S) DETECTED, BUT THE DISTRICT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOCATING THE ORIGIN OF THE LEAK(S). IT IS THE CUSTOMER’S OBLIGATION TO LOCATE THE LEAK(S) AND REPAIR IT (THEM).
Stop by the Westborough Water District's office to pick up your free water conservation products. Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please only request the item(s) you will be using. See below for items we offer (colors may be different than those shown here):
|Bathroom||1.5 GPM Low-Flow Shower Head|
|Bathroom||1.0 GPM Needle Spray Aerator|
|Bathroom||Toilet Dye Strips to Test for Toilet Leaks|
|Kitchen||1.5 GPM Dual Function Aerator|
|Garden||6 Precision Spray Patterns Garden Nozzle|