“The smart use of our water resources through water-saving technologies and simple steps we can all take around the house.”
That’s water efficiency as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency.
We all know to turn faucets completely off to stop drips and save water. Likewise, turning it off while you brush your teeth is a good way to conserve. Watering your lawn in the early morning is another great conservation measure.
But how much do you know about water-saving technology available to help you?
We’ve got four products that will help you conserve water
High Efficiency Washing Machines
Perhaps you already have one of these in your basement. Sustainable Cities recommends high-efficiency washing machines since “they utilize technological advances to deliver excellent performance while saving both water and energy.”
- They can save approximately 30 to 50 percent less than the average washing machine.
Want to save more money and water? Look up. Showerheads can be another great way to conserve water.
- “Showerhead fixtures with special water conservation filters can also save thousands of gallons of water each year without sacrificing design, water pressure or flow,” according to com,
Tankless Water Heaters
An on-demand system for hot water also helps you save money.
“Tankless water heaters provide hot water only as it is needed. They don’t produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters, which can save you money,” Energy.gov says.
Faucet Flow Restrictors
Make your faucet more efficient – install an accessory on it that helps limit the flow of water.
The EPA says these accessories control the water flow one of two ways, “either through flow restriction – narrowing the opening through which the water is discharged from the faucet – or flow regulation – adapting the width of the opening through which the water is discharged from the faucet based upon fluctuations in water pressure to maintain a constant flow rate.”
“When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water” – Benjamin Franklin
Need help installing your new water conservation products? Call Eyman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, 402.731.2727. We can help.