"Keeping Your Water Clean"

Smiths Water & Sewer Authority of Smiths, Alabama

Conservation

 

Do you know how much water your household uses on a daily basis? Most water use occurs inside the home. In fact, more than ½ of all the water used in the United States is used in homes. We use water inside our home for bathing, flushing toilets, brushing our teeth, washing our hands, cooking, and cleaning.  Most of our indoor water use occurs in the bathroom and a large portion of that use is contributed to leaks or wasted water. 30% of household water use is used outdoors for watering the lawn and gardens, washing automobiles, and filling pools.  Follow these handy water conservation tips to help reduce water usage in your household. Reducing water use is not only good for the environment, but will save you money on your water bill each month.water faucet

Household Water Conservation Tips

  • Don’t let the water run when washing dishes by hand. Turn the tap off when it’s not necessary to have the water running.
  • Wait until the dishwasher is full to run it.
  • While washing your hands, turn the tap off while you lather and scrub.
  • Soak pots and pans for easier cleaning, instead of scraping them under running water.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of washing them under running water.
  • Select the proper pan size for cooking with water. Larger pans may require more cooking water than necessary.
  • Cook food in as little water as possible.
  • Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink. This type water heater produces hot water instantly so you don’t have to let the water run to warm up.
  • Keep a water pitcher in the refrigerator so you always have cold drinking water on hand and won’t have to run the tap until the water runs cool.
  • Don’t use running water to thaw food from the freezer. Thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator.
  • Take shorter showers. Shortening your shower by a minute or two can save about 150 gallons of water per month.
  • Check your toilets and faucets for leaks periodically and make any necessary repairs.
  • Plug the tub for baths before turning on the tap. Adjust the temperature as the tub fills.
  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. Turn it back on when you are ready to rinse.
  • Plug a sink for rinsing your razor while shaving instead of letting the tap run.
  • When washing your hair, turn the tap off while you lather. Turn the tap back on when you are ready to rinse.
  • In the shower, turn the tap off while you bathe. Turn it back on once you are ready to rinse.
  • Drop tissues in the wastebasket instead of flushing them down the toilet.
  • Water the lawn after sunset so more of the water soaks into the ground instead of evaporating.
  • Use a bucket of water to wash your automobiles.

Account Information

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Get your Smiths Water & Sewer Authority account information anytime, anywhere by calling our account information line. Quickly access meter reading information, consumption information, payment history and due dates. You can even pay your bill with your MasterCard or Visa.* You will need to have your personal Web ID ready when you call. Your personal Web ID is located on your bill card.

Call 855-871-9883. The call is toll free!

*Payments submitted via our toll free hotline will post to your Smiths Water & Sewer Authority account on the first business day after you submit your payment if payment is submitted before 9:00 p.m. eastern time. An additional business day is required to process payments submitted after 9:00 p.m. eastern time.

About Us

boy with waterOur Mission

Smiths Water & Sewer Authority is an organization of dedicated professionals who are united in one goal: to continuously provide an efficient, cost effective supply of clean, safe drinking water to the residents of Smiths Station and surrounding Lee County communities while being responsive to growth within our community and ensuring the long-term reliability of the system.

For Smiths Water and Sewer Authority, our most important goal is to provide our customers with a clean, safe supply of drinking water. SWSA currently serves over 9,500 water customers and just over 600 sewer customers as our sanitary sewer service area is currently very limited. We intend to continue to expand the sewer service area as budgetary considerations and the procurement of easements allow.

Smiths Water and Sewer Authority is a member in good standing of The American Water Works Association and The Alabama Rural Water Association.

We are proud to have been selected as the best operated water treatment facility and the best operated distribution system in the state of Alabama for three consecutive years by the Alabama Water and Pollution Control Association.