These days everyone is looking for ways to save money and the environment. Lowering your household water usage is an excellent way to be environmentally friendly and save money.
The following plumbing modifications and fixes can help you save water in your home everyday.
- Faucet Aerators - change the faucet aerators in your kitchen and bathroom faucets to a type that uses lower gpm (gallon per minute).
- Shower Head - change to a water saving shower head. Many new shower heads will say how many gpm they use so look at the packaging and pick the one that it right for you. Standard water usage is about 2.5 for a typical shower head but you can get them as low as 1.5 gpm.
- Toilet - Listen to your toilet to see if it occasionally runs when not in use. This could be a sign that the flapper is leaking inside the tank which will lead to substantial water loss. The good news is that changing the flapper is an easy fix.
- Faucets - Even a very small drip, leaking 24 hours a day, can make a significant difference on your water bill. Fix leaky faucets (kitchen or bathroom) and any leaky shower or tub valves.