To improve water efficiency and reduce the risk of high Utility bills due to leaking toilets or taps, CMHC and the Town of Arborg recommend regular inspections of your taps and toilets be undertaken to stop leaks before they become larger problems.
Did you know a toilet that continues to run after flushing can waste 20 to 40 Litres (4.3 to 8.7 gallons) of water per hour? In 1 day that is over 100 gallons. In 1 Quarter this could increase your water bill by over $50.00, in 1 year it would be over $200.00.
At times toilets leak but you can't hear or see it. To ensure your toilet is not leaking, put a few drops of food colouring in your tank, if the colour appears in the bowl WITHOUT FLUSHING, your toilet is leaking.
Other water usage information
- A standard shower head uses 18 - 27 Litres (4 - 6 gallons) per minute; a low flow shower head uses only 9 - 11 Litres (2 - 2.4 gallons).
- Fully load your dishwasher before running.
- Left over dish water makes a great bug spray for aphids, white flies & spider mites (just remember to strain out any food bits before filling your spray container).
- Standard faucet aerators can use up to 16 Litres (3.5 gallons) of water per minute. Low-flow aerators can reduce this by half.
- Consider composting your vegetable matter instead of using the sink garbage disposal system.
Water meters are billed every 3 months. Meters are read by the Town Meter Reader for the March 31st and September 30th billing periods. June 30th and December 31st bills are estimated. Residents are welcome to phone their meter readings into the office to ensure consistency of billing quantities and to aid in identifying overconsumption due to leaks in a timely manner. Call 204-376-2647 to report your water meter reading within 1 week of the end of each quarter. Messages can be left after hours.
In accordance with the Town's
Operating License for a Public Water System,
the following information is available to the public for inspection
during regular office hours at the Municipal office:
- All water quality analysis result required to be performed
over the past 24 months;
- Every permit, order, advisory and license in effect
A copy of the Annual Report required in relation to the water system
is available for review under the Files & Documents section of this website,
under the Utility Information folder.