How to pay less for water. As well as checking and replacing water meters

How to pay less for water.

Since in the near future it is possible that not only rations to the light, but also water, may appear, we will talk about simple ways to spend less water and pay less for it. And also about changing and checking meters for water.

And also about changing and checking meters for water

Save water

First, you need to install water meters, if they are not already installed. This will significantly save your budget, especially if you pay for the prescribed, and fewer people live with you.

If you have meters, then you need to change or pass their check, as a rule, for cold water once in 6 years, for hot water once in 4 years . Dates of inspection or replacement are indicated in the passport of water meters. After this period, in the absence of verification or replacement, you may not accept the readings of the meters and count the water at maximum standards.

Nobody forbids, remove the counters and send them to check. According to a specialist from the inspection bureau, after 5 years of operation, 90% of cold water meters are not suitable for further use. That is, they will not pass the test. Hot water meters - half of the meters are not tested. Accordingly, a simple conclusion: spending on removal, inspection and return installation, if necessary, is comparable to replacing the old counter with a new one. Which you will change in 30 minutes. And no loss of time to check, because it takes time to check. How much does a counter check cost is about 500 rubles and 3 hours of time. A replacement of one meter with sealing, installation and the price of the meter itself costs about 1000 rubles. I changed the counters in the fall of 2013. - for both counters with work and fillings, I paid 965 rubles for each = 1930 rubles. Made all the HOA. I did not have to buy meters, they were purchased by the HOA. Thus, I paid a little less than 2000 rubles and 30 minutes of my time, at home, when the plumber changed them. If I handed over the counters, they would have to be dismantled, taken for inspection, paid 1000 rubles for it, got them back and installed with sealing. Provided that they are suitable. If they are not suitable, then you will have to pay about 2000 extra for installing new ones. Then spending will be about 3,000 rubles. If only one year, then spending will be about 1,500 rubles. This is the option when a miser spends twice and checking is not advisable. Checking counters at home costs about 100 rubles less than installing a new counter. In St. Petersburg, checking of water meters at home is carried out only for disabled people and veterans at a price of about 400 rubles.

Now about saving water:

  1. When brushing your teeth, turn off the water. If you brush your teeth according to the rules, then 2 minutes, you will not just have to pour water from the tap. If there are 3-4 people in a family, then there will be more water savings. About 15 liters of water per minute! That is, when you brush your teeth, turning off the water at the time of the cleaning itself, you save about 30 liters! For a family, mom, dad and baby water savings will be about 90 liters per day! That is about 630 liters per week and more than 2500-2800 thousand liters of water per month!

  2. Check all plumbing for leaks. Change the gaskets in the current faucets, pull the toilet in the toilet, if it is leaking. When dripping faucet lost 8 thousand liters of water per year! With a leaking toilet bowl, an additional 250 liters of water per day can leak! Also, water saves a double drain in the toilet bowl.

    Also, water saves a double drain in the toilet bowl

    Double flush toilet bowl helps save water

  3. Water saving faucets - with one handle, not 2 valves.

    Water saving faucets - with one handle, not 2 valves

    Single-handle faucets are comfortable and help you spend less water.

  4. Turn off the water while shaving .

  5. If you want to save on water, you can take a shower instead of a bath .

  6. Saves water and dishwashing in the dishwasher . A modern dishwasher spends about 12 liters of water for 12-13 sets of dishes.

  7. Use the washing machine when fully loaded . It will save both water and electricity.