Sarah Fleury of Eagle River Water & Sanitation shows us how to use water conservation tools in our homes.
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Water Conservation Products My name is Sarah Fleury and I’m the water conservation officer with Eagle, River Water and Sanitation Desert. I have all the free water conservation stuff that we give away everyday at our office. We have fixtures and things for inside your house that will help you save water without really knowing it. We have a five-minute shower timer and this is mostly for kids so they can kind of race the little timer and keep the kids showering short. Well we do things for toilets. We have flapper valves, this needs to be replaced about every five years and this is the key component to leaky toilets. In a leak detection kit, it’s a little blue tablet that you drop in the back of your toilet and in 20 minutes you see blue coming out the bowl than you know that you have a leaky toilet and that you need to replace your flapper valve. And these are for toilets that are from 1995 or earlier, and those toilets flush 3 ½ gallons of flush and they don’t make those anymore because they waste water. Fill this with water and put it into your tank like it says and it will save about 23% of the water that you normally would use. We have a kitchen sink aerators, usually kitchen sink is full about 2 ½ gallons to 2.2 gallons a minute and this will reduce it to 1.5. It has the outside flow and the inside flow and it has this little valve right here that you can actually control the flow as well. So that will save you quite a bit of water. And then our shower heads, these are the old types of shower heads we use to give out. They’re actually high in pressure shower heads and nobody like them very much. So now we have some new ones and they’re actually called earth massage shower heads. It’s 1 ½ gallons a minute and they add air to the water now so it fills like a lot more water than you really getting. And we give all this away for free. These products help by kind of helping people conserve water within their homes without inconveniencing them in any way.