Water Conservation

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Changing our actions to conserve water is an important first step. A few small changes will go a long way! Consider both indoor and outdoor water saving tips.

The City adopted a Utility Bylaw amendment dealing with water efficient fixtures. This would require all new construction and major renovations requiring a plumbing permit to install efficient fixtures, such as water saving toilets, faucets, and showerheads.

Worried about a leaky toilet?

Leaky toilets waste up to 400 litres of water per day. Test for leaks twice a year. You can use either a leak detection tablet (available free at City Hall) or a couple drops of food colouring. Insert these into your toilet tank. If after 15-20 minutes the colour appears in your bowl without flushing then you have a leak. Most leaks can be fixed without a plumber. Visit your local hardware store to talk about what steps to take next.

Going away on vacation?

If you’ll be gone for more than a few days, it’s a good idea to turn off your outside tap at the shut off valve inside your house to prevent tampering while you’re away.

Need some great education material?

Educating students on water use and water conservation is crucial for ensuring Spruce Grove has clean drinking water for years to come. The City with the help of InSide Education and RBC Blue Water Project has compiled some great water education material for teachers and some fun water games and activities for students!