Reducing water use has a lot of benefits. Apart from helping you protect and conserve the vital water supply in your community, saving water also helps an individual save his/her energy and money. According to statistics done by EPA in U.S, if all residents in United States install water efficient plumbing fixtures and appliances, the country will be able to save like 3 trillion gallons of water, which accumulates to more than 18 billion US dollars per year.
Five water-saving plumbing fixtures that work and can be installed easily
Install a Pressure-Reducing Valve (PRV)
Make sure you have installed PRV on your main water line. With a water pressure of about 35psi, a home will work just fine. However, a lot of homes are innocently using over 70psi of water pressure. Contact a plumber to check your house water pressure, and if need be, have him install a PRV to save your pipes as well as water.
Install performance showerheads
Performance showerheads use approximately 1.75 gallons per minute (gpm), and standard showerheads use like 2.5 gpm. Therefore, using performance showerheads will save you about 30% of your showering water. As a matter of fact, with the design of the new performance pressure head you will likely not even notice you are saving all that water.
Install a high-efficiency toilet (HET)
Install a high-efficiency toilet with the ‘water sense’ label from Environmental Protection Agency. Most of the people about forty percent are still using old toilets, which flush with around 3.5 gallons per flush. New highly efficient toilets use lower than 1.3 gpf by using flush system like “Class 6” technology. The ‘water sense’ EPA shows that the high-efficiency toilet was tested for utmost flushing power as it saves thousands of gallons of water per year over old toilets.
Install a re-circulating hot-water system
New residential like hotels have ‘re-circulating hot-water kits’, which work better with current hot-water tanks to supply hot water quickly to faucets and showers. Stopping the waste of cold water down the drain as you wait for hot water to kick in will surely make your morning routine more effective as well.
Install water-saving faucets
By reducing the number of gallons used per minute from 2.2 gpm to something like 1.5 gpm. The newly redesigned faucets also save about 30% of one’s faucet water without interfering with the good pressure. In fact, some kitchens faucets have been built with a special water filter taps. This enable one to be able to make his/her own bottled water.
If you do any of the above plumbing fixtures and appliances projects. Not only will you be able to see your own sewer and water bills go down. But you will also be able to help out the environment without leaving the comfort of your own house.