Put several drops of food coloring in the tank behind your toilet bowl. If you see colored water seeping into the bowl, there’s a leak. Fixing it can save about 600 gallons each month.
Scrape and rinse plates before putting them in the dishwater.
Only run the dishwasher or clothes washer when full.
Water lawns in the coolest part of the day, so it doesn’t evaporate before soaking in the ground.
Check your irrigation system to make sure you aren’t watering the driveway or street.
In BGMU’s service territory, there are four water pressure zones that are regulated by five system water tanks. There are 5,410 manholes, 5,858 system valves, and 59 sewer pump stations throughout our system. The largest water pipe size in our system is 60 inches, and the largest wastewater pipe size is 48 inches.
BGMU maintains almost 3,400 street light poles, and has 8,790 electric distribution poles installed throughout our service territory.
BGMU maintains 2,378 fire hydrants. Water line crews manage 290 miles of water lines and 270 miles of sewer lines.
BGMU’s Water Treatment Plant can treat up to 30 million gallons of water per day, and our Wastewater Treatment Plant can treat up to 12 million gallons of wastewater per day.
BGMU’s record-high winter demand was 160.68 MW and was set in January, 2014. The record-high summer demand was set in August, 2007 at 209.44 MW.
BGMU’s Fiber Division supports nearly 1,000 access points throughout the fiber system.
BGMU now offers 1 Gigabit services to commercial customers.
BGMU Fiber spans almost 16,000 miles.
BGMU serves approximately 30,000 electric customers. Our Electric Division maintains 362 miles of distribution lines; 86 miles are underground, and 276 miles are overhead.