WATER CONSERVATION TIPS AND RESIDENTIAL ETIQUETTE
Do not pour grease down sinks or toilets because the grease cools and blocks pipes. Running hot water does not help. Put it in the trash or compost it.
Scrape grease and food scraps from dishes and cookware before washing. Use strainers in the sinks to catch food scraps, then empty strainers in the trash.
DO NOT PUT ANYTHING in the toilet except for toilet tissue.
Check for leaks periodically. If you think you may be experiencing a leak, read your meter before and after a 2-hour period when no water is being used. If the reading is different then you have a leak.
Run your dishwasher and washer when fully loaded.
Shorten your showers and use a water saver shower head and toilet.
Don’t let the water run when you shave or brush your teeth.
Insulate your water pipes to get hot water quicker.
RESIDENTS SEWER SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITES The lateral clean-out belongs to you, and it is your responsibility to maintain them. Wastewater from you home drains through a pipe called a lateral to the Norris sewer system. Most laterals have a clean out, a capped vertical pipe that provides access to clear blockages or inspect the lateral. It is very important to keep the clean-out cap on and in good condition to prevent debris from entering and blocking the line.