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Plumbing Tips For Your Annapolis Area Home

How To Save Water, Energy... And Money

Dripping faucet wasting water

These energy-saving plumbing tips can save you water, energy and expense.

Fix A Leak

Did you know that, on average, a home can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water a year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks?

  • Check your plumbing fixtures and irrigation system regularly.


Over half of all water use inside a home takes place in bathrooms.

  • Make sure that your toilet is not running after the tank refills.
  • Turn off the water while shaving or brushing your teeth.
  • Showers use less water than baths.


  • Try to make sure your dishwasher is full before running it.
  • Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of letting the faucet run until the water is cool.
  • Thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator overnight rather than using running hot water.


  • Wash only full (or nearly full) loads of laundry when possible or use the appropriate water level or load size selection on your washing machine.


Of the estimated 29 billion gallons of water used by households in the United States every day, nearly seven billion gallons (30 percent) are devoted to outdoor water use.

  • In hot summer months, a household's outdoor water use can be as high as 70 percent.

Problems? Call R.E. Robertson for service and advice at 410-757-0023 or ny e-mail.