Support Water Conservation with Efficient Plumbing
Throughout our years of providing drain cleaning, slab leak repair, leak detection, water heater repair, and water heater installations we’ve personally seen how millions of gallons of water is wasted due to plumbing issues. Nevertheless, the bulk of water waste comes from the inefficient use of water. A study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that Americans could save 3 trillion gallons of water annually by utilizing water efficient plumbing appliances and fixtures. This roughly equates to over $18 billion per year! A change to these products is not a difficult endeavor. In fact, your local plumber (like Brock Plumbing) can order and replace your old water fixtures/appliances quickly. Here are two main categories of items that you can get replaced today.
Money and Water Saving Plumbing Products
All plumbing products are not water efficient, even if they prominently display advertising that says that it does. A good way to make sure that you’re getting a highly efficient product is by looking for the WaterSense certification label. WaterSense works in conjunction with the EPA to test the water efficiency of plumbing products and appliances.
About 30% of your home or office water consumption is accounted to your toilets. Top of line toilets are using 1.3 gallons of water or less per flush, which is about 3 to 4 times less than older models. There are even models that incorporate a dual flush system that conserves even more water.
Showerheads & Faucets
Showers and faucets account for another big percentage of daily water usage. Don’t fall for the supposedly ultra-comfortable showerheads. They use a ton of water. Efficient showerheads can deliver the same amount of comfort without sacrificing water. Also, look into faucets that can severely drop your water bill every time you need to wash your hands or brush your teeth.
New state law distracts that homeowners must use water-conservative fixtures if they plan to remodel their home. If you are about to remodel or are simply looking to update your plumbing to save money and water, give us a call. We’ll walk you through a variety of options and products that will work best for you.