Conserving Water

Water Wise Action Plan-How does this work?

The first thing you need to do is to have Canada’s Pro Plumbing stop by and help you identify all of the changes that you can make.

From this free, complimentary evaluation, we can provide you with a written quote to have these changes made. By using our Graduated Discount System, you can have all of the needed changes performed in your house at substantial savings. We will put together a package price that will allow you to start saving money, not only at the water meter, but by having Canada’s Pro Plumbing perform the work! 

Why is my water bill so high?

Well, there could be a number of reasons for this.

First of all, it can be caused by leaking faucets and toilets. Believe it or not there are some faucets that could be leaking that you don’t even know about. That’s right. A good example of this is a laundry faucet. If your laundry faucet has a trap seal primer tube attached to it, the water could be leaking at this faucet and through this tube and down the drain without you even knowing it.

If you have used our Water Drip Calculator then you will already have a good idea how much wasted water is "Going Down the Drain". Just to let you know, you get charged the same amount of money for the water that drains out of your house as you do for the water coming in through the water meter.

If you take the time to calculate the wasted water at every faucet and tap in your home, {and don’t forget about those outside hose taps} you will be surprised by how much water is being lost.

And then we have toilets! Where do I start?

Toilets, without a doubt are the biggest water wasters in any home!

How can I calculate the amount of water wasted by my toilet that is "running on"?

Well you can’t. But Canada’s Pro Plumbing can. And you are probably wondering how we can do this?

During various jobs throughout the years, when we have had the need to replace a toilet drain pipe, and the toilet was in need of repair and "running on" we have removed this drain pipe before lifting the toilet from the toilet flange.

By doing this, it allowed us to let the water run through the toilet and instead of down the drain , it would drip into a waiting pail that we were holding, and then we could apply this drip count to our water calculator.

We averaged from approx. 60 drips per minute up to 150 drips per minute.

That translates to 260 to 650 gallons per month! And that is one toilet for one month. And some of these toilets were dripping so fast that we could not even accurately count the drips. So you can see how important it is to control the amount of water that is wasted in your home.

Should I buy a new toilet?


Fixing all of your existing toilets is definitely a good idea, but if they are older and use a large volume of water every time that you flush them, well, then you are still wasting a great amount of water.

Without a doubt, buying a water conserving toilet, whether it be a low flush, ultra low flush or a dual flush toilet, will be well worth the investment. Remember, in the average household, the toilet gets flushed approximately 15 times per day. And in some cases, many more.

Shower Heads and Aerators

Another way to save water is to replace your existing shower heads and faucet aerators with new low flow replacements. You would be surprised by the amount of water that gets used during a long shower or by leaving the faucet running. Just call Canada’s Pro Plumbing for you free Water Wise Action Plan today.

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Value Pricing
Value Pricing

Our Value Pricing System is very simple. When we are at your home to view the plumbing issue that initiated the call, we will use this system to offer you great discounts to have additional plumbing repairs completed at discounts of up to 75%.

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Water Drip Calculator

Drips per Minute

For smaller/slower leaks... simply count the number of drips in one minute from the leaky fixture.
Note: 5 drips per second amounts to a steady stream.

"Bucket & Stopwatch Method"

For larger/more rapid leaks hold an 8 ounce cup under the dripping fixture and time, in seconds, how long it takes to fill the cup.