Waste not, want not: the old adage holds true when it comes to the state of our water supply. The EPA reports that the average family of four uses 400 gallons of water a day. Using large quantities of water every day could end up costing us in the long-run: the U.S. State Department estimates that by 2030, the demand for sustainable water will exceed its supply by 40 percent.
How can we preserve water for future generations? One way to start is in the home, as 70 percent of water is used indoors. You can calculate your water usage and compare how much you use to the national average. If you use more than the average (or want to save even more water), you could save water by fixing water leaks, shutting off the faucet when brushing your teeth or washing your hands, and shortening your shower time.
Choosing eco-friendly, WaterSense-labeled Bath & Kitchen products is another smart way to conserve water, reducing water usage by 30 percent or more. Today’s Bath & Kitchen market boasts a variety of low-flow toilets, faucets and showerheads. Green products are available in many different styles, finishes and colors to suit your personal tastes.
Only 1% of Earth’s water is suitable for human use. As the population grows, so will the demand for water. Taking steps to conserve water now can help prevent the future depletion of our water supply.
The EPA states that the annual energy used to deliver, heat and treat water for only 10 households could power a refrigerator for one year.
Using less water and installing WaterSense-labeled fixtures could save you $170+ on your water bills per year.
Any home can become a green home with these tips:
Plumbers Equipment Company is dedicated to providing our customers with Smart Bath & Kitchen Solutions in Pennsylvania. We supply a wide variety of water-conserving Bath & Kitchen products in many styles and finishes. No matter what your needs entail, our Showroom Consultants will connect you with quality, stylish and green products that suit your personal tastes. Ask for the EPA’s WaterSense Labeled showerheads, faucets, toilets and accessories that we have available.
Our Locate a Professional page can connect you with Plumbing Contractors, Builders, Remodelers, Architects and Designers in your area. These professionals rely on our consultants to provide product selection services and can help with projects requiring design and installation services.