Forsyth County is offering an easy way to reduce water use and lower bills.
Water saver kits are available for $10 from the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department.
The kit is designed to save water, energy and money by reducing flow from shower and faucets, using less water per flush and detecting toilet leaks.
A low-flow shower head, kitchen swivel aerator, bathroom aerator and leak detection tablets are included, along with instructions on installation and savings.
Savings will vary depending on the home, said county spokeswoman Jodi Gardner, adding that the kits are targeted to homes built before 1993.
“The kits are being made available to residents at the county’s cost,” Gardner said. “The sales of the kits will reimburse the county for the cost to purchase [them].”
Those wanting to purchase a kit can do so at the water and sewer department’s main office in suite 150 of the Forsyth County Administration Building in downtown Cumming.
“Conserving water is important throughout the year,” said Tim Perkins, director of water and sewer.
“We are hoping these kits make it easier for local residents to save their money while conserving this resource for future generations.”