Summer will be upon us soon … and many of us are already planning those water activities we all love so well! Let’s spend a little time doing what we can to save water at home first.
Save Water at Home
1. Check for leaks … that should always be at the top of the list. Leaking water can mean more than wasted dollars. It can also mean damage to our homes.
2. Brushing your teeth … By all means, brush those pearly whites, but turn off the water after you have wet your brush. Did you know every minute that faucet is on can mean up to 2.5 gallons of water going down the drain?
3. Shorten your showers … Older shower heads can use as much as 5 gallons of water per minute. That’s a lot of water! Consider singing a shortened version of that song next time!
4. Car wash … washing the car in the driveway to some is a tradition. Consider using a car wash that recycles the water instead.
Did you know that the average American household can use up to 400 gallons of water per day? According to the EPA, the toilet uses a whopping 24% of that water, more than anything else in our homes. Now, we’re not suggesting you start crossing your legs, but have you considered upgrading your toilet to a more efficient one?
Installing a WaterSense toilet is definitely worth considering to save both you and the environment water usage and extra cash as a bonus. Rick’s Plumbing can go over the wide variety of choices that are available and help you decide. When was the last time you upgraded your toilet?
What’s the second high water usage in our homes? You guessed it, our showers. WaterSense showerheads can reduce your water use and lower your hot water energy bill. All of us can use a bit of savings on those.