Water could soon be a little or a lot more expensive for Tucson

Published: May. 19, 2015 at 8:01 AM MST|Updated: Jun. 2, 2015 at 8:16 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Today at City Hall in downtown Tucson, the Mayor and City Council will hold a public hearing on the potential water rate increases for Tucson Water customers.

There are two options for an increase - option A would increase the bill by nearly 5 percent and option B would increase bills by 3 percent.

Here are a few tips for water conservation. Let's starts with outdoor landscaping: 

Experts say to check an irrigation system monthly for leaks. For those with grass or large trees, make sure the sprinkler and drip system are watering the grass and not the pavement or a sidewalk.

Tucson Water officials also say to adjust the irrigation system often.

Tips for inside the home:

Look for leaks at faucets and toilets and repair them.

Officials at Tucson Water say one easy way to save money is as simple as turning off the water while brushing your teeth.

Another tip is to install high efficiency faucets and toilets.

Tucson Water says water conservation can save a homeowner ten percent on their water bill each year.

Looking for a more water saving tips?  Click here for suggestions or here - http://watershedmg.org/co-op/tucson

There is also a rebate available for those who use water harvesting systems - http://watershedmg.org/rebate 

Kevin Adger reports on the two options and will also show water conservation ideas on Fox 11 Daybreak from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. He can be followed on Twitter @K_Adger_TNN

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