Clean drinking and potable water is one of the most precious resources we have in our homes, yet one that we often take for granted. Not only does wasting water hurt your wallet, but it also hurts the environment. As such, it’s important that we do all that we can as homeowners to ensure the proper allocation of this resource and ensure that we are doing our part to prevent wasting it. Keep reading to learn some of the most common water conservation tips.
Fix Faucet Drips
Would you believe that a dripping faucet could waste up to 20 gallons of water per day? A leaking toilet can use up as much as 90,000 gallons of water just in one month! Be sure to call our plumbing technicians right away when you discover a leak so that we can detect where exactly it’s coming from, and repair it so that you can save money and help the environment.
Install Water-Saving Fixtures
There has been much advancement made in the plumbing industry in recent years. This includes the addition of low-volume—dual flush—toilets, low flow showerheads, and even water-efficient dishwashers and clothes-washing machines that can all save a great deal of water and money.
Use Good Water Habits
All the water that exits your drain—whether clean or dirty—ends up mixing with raw sewage and therefore becomes unusable. This is something to think about when brushing your teeth but leaving the faucet running, or taking a long shower. You may be surprised by how much money changing these habits saves you, let alone what it does for the environment.
Use Good Landscaping Techniques
True, the problem of overwatering plants is not as detrimental here in our rainy climate as it is in other areas around the country—for example, let’s say all of California. However, we due still water our plants during the dryer times of year, and therefore it’s a good idea to use plants that are hardy and don’t need an overabundance of this resource.
For prompt plumbing repairs in Olympia, WA, contact Brooks Plumbing Co. today!