Save Water and Money.
Water conservation is good for the environment and can save you money as well. Just by making some simple adjustments to your daily water usage habits can make a big difference.
As we mentioned in last weeks post a running toilet can use as much as 200 gallons of water a day. However there are other ways you could be losing water and money. Did you know a slow leaking faucet can waste more than eight gallons of water each day? That’s over 3000 gallons a year! What many people take little notice of can be an expensive problem that is also detrimental to Greenville’s environment.
Okay, so replacing your toilet flapper (we will do this for free) and preventing drips will go a long way toward conserving water. What else can you do? Your friendly neighborhood Greenville plumbers have some quick conservation tips:
Greenville Plumber Tips
1. Invest in efficient appliances.
When buying your first appliances or replacing older appliances look for energy saving dishwashers and washing machines. High efficiency washing machines us 30 to 50% less water and high efficiency dishwashers use 1/3 of the water of non efficient models.
2. Collect the water and reuse it to water houseplants.
Any water that is used that does not get soap or detergent added into it ( such as water to rise fruits and vegetables) can be collected and used to water plants. You can use a pitcher or large bowl under the faucet as you rinse the fruits and vegetables to collect the water.
3. Instead of running the tap – Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator.
To avoid losing excess water down the drain every time you get a glass of water, use a pitcher and keep it in the refrigerator. Not only will you save some water but you will also be assured of a nice cold glass of water without ice. Which saves on your ice maker making more ice and hence saving more water. Which brings me back to appliances – buying a refrigerator with a water dispenser will also help you from losing water from the tap.
4.Use the garbage disposal sparingly.
Compost vegetable waste rather than using the garbage disposal. This is a great way to recycle while saving water by the gallons.
5. Use the dishwasher!
Using an energy efficient dishwasher whenever possible instead of hand washing dishes will also save considerable amounts of water.
Contact KT Plumbing in Greenville to receive your Free Toilet Flapper and help us do our part to help the environment in the upstate.