When you live in the desert, water becomes an extremely precious commodity. The City of Tucson offers rebates when you take certain steps to curb your household water usage. Learning how to identify leaks and repair them when they begin can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Now, the water department offers an online Tucson Smart Home Water Guide to help you with this task.

Identifying and repairing any water leaks in your home helps reduce water waste and costs. Download your free Tucson Smart Home Water Guide in English or Spanish today.

Tucson Smart Home Water Guide

Search Tucson homes for saleThe average Tucson area home uses anywhere from 6000 to 15,000 gallons of water per month, depending on a variety of factors. The EPA reports that we lose as much as 10,000 gallons of water every year through leaks in our homes. Sometimes, these leaks are obvious. Other times, they're slow and harder to detect. Conserving water and minimizing loss through leakage helps lower your household expenses.

The Tucson Smart Home Water Guide teaches you how to read your water meter. Oftentimes, this can be the first indicator that you have a leak somewhere. It also provides tips about how to visually identify leaks inside and outside your Tucson home. Do you have a continuous leak you haven't been able to locate yet? Learn how to perform isolation leak tests in your service line, irrigation system, pool, supply pipes, and all water-using appliances (dishwasher, clothes washer, evap cooler, pond, water feature, etc). Finally, the Tucson Smart Home Water Guide also provides helpful conservation tips to be more efficient in and around your home.

Where to Get Your Tucson Smart Home Water Guide

The guide is conveniently available in English and Spanish. You can download the English version here or the Spanish version here. Would you prefer a paper guide that you can thumb through at your leisure? Simply email your request to pico@tucsonaz.gov. Make sure to include your name, address and whether you'd like an English version, Spanish version or if you'd like one of each. You'll receive your guide(s) in the mail as soon as they can process your request.

Rebecca Schulte, Schulte Real Estate Group, Your Source for Tucson Real Estate