Oh yes the price of sewage. :thumb: I have news it is going to get worse but that is another story for another time. I take it your sewage is based on water use. Your front loader is a big step to reducing your water use. While I don't have either a water or a sewage bill I still have to conserve water since I'm on a well. Some of the things I don't do is wash the car, grass or garden. You see our problem is one of running out of water so we are forced to look at reducing water use from a different perspective. No one wants to wait a few hours because we ran the water level low. Electric is much easier to control. We line dry most cloths year round. I have a line inside the house for the winter and often my wife has more than a few pieces of clothing over chairs on wash day. We don't have any forced rules but you will seldom see a TV set or other electronic device in use if no one is in the room. They say if you have a refrigerator over 12 years old you can save anywhere between 40% & 50% by replacing it. The same with a dryer the new ones have a moisture sensor. I could go on but I think you know this. A CFL should help reduce your bill some but I wouldn't expect big savings unless you house is light 24 hours a day. I hope you find your answers because those utility bills can get to be the size of a mortgage.