Water and Plumbing
Access to clean water is a key necessity in every home.
Tenants should report any leaks or plumbing repairs to their Site Manager or the Capital Region Housing Maintenance Department at 780-420-6161 extension 2.
Water and Plumbing Guidelines
Clean vegetables in a partially filled sink rather than under a running tap
Steaming vegetables uses less water than boiling and conserves more vegetable nutrients
Keep drinking water in the fridge rather than running cold tap water
Check faucets and taps for leaks and drips – report any leaks to your Site Manager or the CRH Maintenance Department
Never pour fats, oil or grease, or any chemicals or cleaning products down the sink
Wash only full loads of laundry in the washing machine.
Take short showers instead of baths
If you hear your toilet running – report this to your Site Manager or the CRH Maintenance Department.
Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth or shaving
Do not flush hot water down the toilet – it may cause the toilet to crack and leak
Only flush toilet paper and human waste down the toilet
Do not flush these items down your toilet:
Dental floss - Dental floss can get wrapped around the backflow valve in the sanitary sewer pipe, resulting in raw sewage backing up into your home.
"Flushable" baby wipes, cleaning wipes, disposable diapers and cotton swabs - These products are not "flushable" and can quickly clog up your pipes.
Cooking fats, oils and grease - Fats, oils and grease cannot be broken down by flushing with hot water and soap. They will clog your pipes.
Other paper or sanitary products – these can clog your pipes
If you flush items down the toilet which causes a clog, you may be responsible for the cost of any service call and repair.
Tenants should purchase a plunger from a hardware store to use as needed