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NYC Green House is an HPD program designed to help building owners reduce the amount of water used by the residents as well as the water used to operate their buildings.  Whether renovating units, replacing mechanicals or maintaining these residential buildings, NYC Green House provides access to tax credits, rebates and incentives that help lower water usage, as well as some easy tips for residents and maintenance staff that can lower your water bills.

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Fix leaks to prevent water damage

Fixing leaks is crucial to preserving ceilings, walls and flooring, lighting, and electrical systems. If a resident reports a leak, follow the leak to its source--whether it’s a hole in the roof or siding, a broken window, or a pipe that’s been nicked.


Replace your O-rings and washers to repair a leaky sink

Replace your O-rings and washers to see if that solves the problem of a leaky sink or shower. Pipe tape (Teflon tape) can be used to secure loose connections between the faucet and the pipe.


Fixing a leak can save thousands of gallons of water per year

Check your meter during a period when water’s not being used. If the level changes, you have a leak. A leaky tub faucet, toilet or sink can waste thousands of gallons of water per year.


Check for leaks and repair them promptly

Leaking plumbing and fixtures waste an average of 9 gallons of water a day per occupant.  You can cut this waste in half by checking regularly for leaks and repairing them.