When you open up your water bill at the end of the month, don’t just chalk it up to an above average monthly expense. Your house could have a leak somewhere and you don’t even know it. A small drip from a worn faucet washer can waste 20 gallons of water per day. You can even perform a quick test of your toilet by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank, if the food coloring begins to show up in the bowl within thirty minutes, then you have a leak. The average household uses 350 gallons per day, 75% of the water used indoors is used in the bathroom and 25% of that is from the toilet. Both of these examples are just the tip of the iceberg for places where you are losing your money. Conserving water can not only save you money on your next bill, but also extending the life of your septic system by reducing the soil saturation and any pollution due to leaks. The average toilet in a home uses 4 gallons per flush (gpf). Several municipalities in Massachusetts have been offering rebates for consumers who purchase new water conserving toilets or washers. Some of these cities and towns are Concord, Danvers, Dedham, Reading, Sharon, Georgetown, Canton, and Acton. The amount of rebates vary but most will refund a low flush toilets up to $150-$200 dollars. The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority discusses Water Conservation and Efficiency throughout their website. They show you how to reduce the amount of water you are using and give further rebate possibilities.