How Much Water Do You Use???

How much water do you really use? Click here to find out.

Here’s how to identify leaks around your home:

  • Read your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter changes at all, you probably have a leak.
  • Winter months are the prime time to check water use and see if you may have a leak. If a family of four exceeds 12,000 gallons/month in the winter, you probably have leaks!

Here’s how you can address leaks found at home:

  • Check for leaks. Look for dripping faucets, showerheads, sprinklers, and other fixtures. Also check for toilets with silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank and seeing if it appears in the bowl before you flush. Don’t forget to check irrigation systems and spigots too.
  • Twist and tighten hose and pipe connections. To save more water without a noticeable difference in flow in your bathroom faucet, twist on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator.
  • Replace the fixture if necessary. Look for WaterSense labeled models, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.

As a WaterSense partner concerned with preserving our nation’s water supply, Cinco MUD 8 can help you learn more.

Get Involved

  • Take the WaterSense pledge here.
  • “Like” WaterSense on Facebook and follow WaterSense on Twitter for the latest tips and events.
  • Visit the WaterSense website to learn more.

Water Conservation Rebate Form

The District’s new rebate policy for Cinco MUD 8 is effective January 1, 2016. Information regarding the policy is listed below with additional information included on the form.

  • Rebates are available to Cinco MUD 8 single-family residential water customers with an account in good standing.
  • Rebates are offered on a first come/first serve basis and are subject to availability of funds. The rebate may be terminated at any time, without notice, by Cinco MUD 8.
  • Rebates are credited to utility account listed on the rebate form.
  • Prior to issuance of a rebate, a representative from Cinco MUD 8 may conduct a site inspection to verify installation.
  • To receive the rebate, you must submit the following (as instructed on the Rebate Form):
    • Water Conservation Rebate Form for 2017 (PDF – 2 pages);
    • A dated and itemized receipt (or copy of receipt);
    • Photographs of the before and after replacement;
    • Photo of new item box, showing WaterSense logo;
    • Copy of the plumbing repair receipt, if applicable.

Best Trash


“Removal of your trash and collection of recycle items becomes a big problem when it is not done in a reliable and timely manner. Removal of heavy trash is a challenge until you know that we will help you. Collection Centers place restrictions on how they want the trash bundled which we must pass on to you, our Customer. Follow the guidelines, posted on this website, for preparing your trash and we will haul it away.

best_trash_truckUse the helpful tips in this website to learn when and where to dispose of hazardous waste, how to dispose of documents which need shredding and keep up with changes in our pick-up schedule due to holidays and severe storms. This website is your resource for what to do with trash in your neighborhood. You can even pay your bill online. We are here to serve you, so please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.”

Items excluded from normal collection are dirt, mulch, rocks, bricks, concrete, tires, batteries, motor oil, cooking oil, waste generated by a private contractor or any materials or items deemed hazardous materials. Please do not dispose of gasoline, motor oil, paints, cooking oil, or any other liquid items in a container that is not visible to Contractor personnel. If it results in spillage, that causes a stain, Best Trash is not responsible for the clean up. Best Trash will leave a tag explaining the reason for non-collected item(s).

Trees, shrubs, brush trimmings and fencing must be bundled and tied into bunches up to 40 pounds, in lengths no greater than 4 feet long, with no branch diameter exceeding 4 inches. The bundling is required to allow quick pickup and size limitations are required to avoid damaging the equipment in the compaction process. Grass clippings/yard waste must be placed in bags or containers not exceeding 40 pounds.

Items such as appliances, furniture, carpet (up to 1 room, rolled up and tied, four feet wide and weighing less than 40 pounds), will be picked up either collection day. By Federal Law, refrigerators and freezers or any other items containing Freon must be drained of Freon and have an accompanying bill to validate such service was performed.

An enhanced feature of BEST TRASH is special pick up for items excluded by the contract. If notified in advance, Best Trash will meet with you prior to collection day to determine a price to haul away non-contract items. If you do not notify Best Trash of such a special pick-up before your scheduled pick up day, Best Trash will leave a notice for you to contact Best Trash during normal office hours to arrange a price and time for the extra pick up.

best_trash_binBest Trash takes great pride in our recycling program and efforts. Ensuring the best recycle program for our customers takes time and effort by both parties. Please remove caps, liquids and food products from the inside of containers. Please only use the recycle carts for recyclable materials, not as an extra trash container.

Best Trash will collect all paper products (including cardboard), plastics 1-7, aluminum and tin cans and all glass (clear and colored) that are placed within the provided recycle cart. If items exceed container capacity, please place them adjacent to the cart well marked as recycling materials in containers or bins up to 40 gallons in size. Best Trash will provide each current residence with one recycle cart. Best Trash will replace any carts that are defective or otherwise become unusable due to normal wear and tear. Theft, lost or additional carts can be replaced at $65.00 each by calling Best Trash.

Holidays: If your regular collection day falls on a holiday (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th – Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day), the pick-up will be made on the next regularly scheduled pick-up day (Tuesday or Friday). If your recycling day falls on a holiday it will be picked up the next week on your normal scheduled recycle day (Friday).

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