City of St. Paul Park 

on the Mississippi

Water Saving Tips


Residents should check their toilets for leaks.  Use food coloring (red or blue) to check for leaks.  A running toilet can dramatically increase your water bill in no time at all.

Put food coloring in tank.  Do not flush.  Check periodically to see if color has migrated to the bowl.  If it has, replace worn or defective parts. 


Fix leaky faucets immediately.  Just one drop a second can waste 60 gallons of water a week.  A 1/16th-inch leak wastes 100 gallons in 24 hours!!


Install water saver shower heads in your tub and bath.  This will save gallons every time you shower.

Other Water Saving Tips

  1. Put a shut-off nozzle on your garden hose to control the flow.
  2. Don't use the toilet for a trash can. 2-7 gallons of water are needed every time you flush.
  3. Turn off the water when you brush your teeth and save 2 gallons of water.
  4. Fill a pitcher with water and put it in the fridge instead of running the water every time you want a drink.
  5. Use a buck of water, soap and a hose with a shut-off nozzle to wash the car.
  6. Fix leaky faucets.
  7. Fill a pan of water and use it to wash fruits and vegetables instead of letting the water run.
Remember, be water conscious.  A leak the size of lead pencil head at 50 lbs. pressure uses 200 gallons of water in 24 hours!
City of St. Paul Park, 600 Portland Avenue, St. Paul Park MN 55071