Why is it important to conserve during the winter?
First and foremost, conserving water is just the right thing to do. However, conservation is considered a supply source and the less we use now, the less we have to pay for in the future.
Half of all water used throughout the year is used indoors for showering, flushing and cleaning. Indoor habits can affect our water usage all year. Saving water can also save you money - your usage is tied to the wastewater charge on your bill. Your individual property's average winter monthly consumption (AWMC) is used to calculate your wastewater charge. (What comes in, must go out.) Each April, this charge is re-established for the year, specifically for your property. The lower your usage, the lower this monthly fixed charge will be.