Water Efficiency: What You Need To Know

When it comes to water conservation, we are firm believers that everyone has a role to play. As plumbers, we see all too often simple ways that water waste can be avoided. Installing water-efficient appliances and hardware is an important way to do your part. Check out this list we have compiled and see if you have any of these issues that are contributing to water waste. Give us a call, we can help you conserve water and save money. 

Leaking Toilets 

200 gallons of water wasted per day. 6,000 gallons per month. 72,000 gallons per year. So, is your toilet leaking? This can be a big water and money waste! We can stop the waste.

Watering Lawn

Watering an average size yard’s lawn for just 20 minutes every day for 7 days is equivalent to the amount of water used by a shower running for 4 days straight or over 800 showers. How often do you water?  When did you last have your irrigation system checked for leaks?

Leaking Faucets

60 drips every minute wastes over 2,000 gallons of water each year. Got a leaking faucet? We can stop the drop.

Pools

It takes 22,000 gallons of water to fill the average-sized pool. And if you don’t cover it, hundreds of gallons of water per month can be lost due to evaporation.

Tips To Help Save

Washing Machines

Shopping for a new washing machine? Consider the more water-efficient front-loading models. They use around 20 gallons of water each load as opposed to many top-loaders which use an average of 40 gallons.

Shower Heads

If you are upgrading your shower head, opt for a low-flow one. This small switch can help save over 10 gallons of water for every 10-minutes you are in the shower.

Dishwashers

Running a dishwasher only when it is full can help save you upwards of 300 gallons of water each year. That’s a lot of green!

Washing Dishes

If you opt for washing by hand, for every 5 minutes the faucet is running, you are pouring more than 10 gallons of water down the drain.

Laundry

22% of water use in the average American home is from doing the laundry. Using the right setting for each load, as well as the proper temperature, can help save water and energy costs. 

Can we help you cut your water consumption? If you have leaks or outdated appliances, give us a call today to schedule your service appointment with our knowledgeable and friendly Baltimore Maryland Plumber.

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