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Water conservation

Water-efficient fixtures are designed to conserve water while maintaining the same level of performance as older fixtures. Retrofitting older, less efficient fixtures can save water, and save money on your water and sewer bill.

To see what is required to install a fixture, visit Water Efficient Fixtures Requirements.

For other frequently asked questions, see our Water Efficient Fixtures FAQ.

Save over $300 a Year with Water Efficient Fixtures


Water saved per year

Money saved per year

High-efficiency Watersense toilet

38,000 litres


High-efficiency washing machine

18,000 litres


Low-flow shower head

17,000 litres


Faucet Aerator

20,000 litres



124,000+ litres


Other ways you can save water and money today:

Find and fix leaky toilets for even more savings

Depending on the size of the leak, from slow dripping through a gasket to running water because of a broken or open flapper, a water bill can increase anywhere from $20 to $1500 or more per month. To find a leak, simply follow these steps: Drop food colouring into your tank, wait 20 minutes. Peek into the bowl. If the water is coloured you have a leak. Repair the leak and save!

Wash full loads of laundry

On average, washing clothes accounts for 15% to 40% of the overall water consumption inside the typical household of four persons. Wash full loads of laundry and clean up on the savings. And, when purchasing a new washing machine, consider buying a front-load washer. They use at least 50 per cent less water than the older top-load models.

Check your monthly bill

Your utility bill shows you how much water your household uses each month. It also tracks your water consumption from month to month so you can monitor household trends. By taking simple water saving actions, you can watch your monthly use decline and watch the savings grow.