Here Are Some Interesting Facts About One of Our Favorite Subjects, Water!

  • Americans use 127% morewater than we did in 1950!!
  • An average of 95% of the water entering your home goes down the drain.
  • Running the tap while brushing your teeth can waste 4 gallons of water.
  • Older toilets can use 3 gallons of clean water with every flush, while new toilets use as little as 1 gallon.
  • Leaky faucets that drip at the rate of one drop per second can waste up to 2,700 gallons of water each year.
  • A garden hose or sprinkler can use almost as much water in an hour as an average family of four uses in one day.
  • An older dishwasher can use up to 13-gallosn per cycle while an new water-efficient dishwasher will only use about 4-gallons per cycle.
  • Some experts estimate that more than 50 percent of landscape water use goes to waste due to evaporation or runoff caused by over-watering.
  • Many people in the world exist on 3 gallons of water per day or less. We can use that amount in one flush of the toilet.
  • Over a quarter of all the clean, drinkable water you use in your home is used to flush the toilets
  • Less that 2% of the Earth’s water supply is fresh water.
  • Each day in the United States we drink about 110 million gallons of water.
  • If everyone in America had a leaky faucet, 928 million gallons of water would be wasted!
  • You can replace an 8-oz gallons of water approximately 15,000 times for the same cost as a six-pack of soda pop.
 

tank less water heaterHaving a tankless water heater installed gives you instant hot water on demand! You can take a shower, wash dishes, do laundry all at the same time without running out of hot water!

Tankless water heaters only heat up water when needed which cuts down on water waste. Here are the many advantages to using a tankless water heater:

  • Endless hot water and up to 40% energy savings.
  • Significant space savings, about the size of a carry-on suit case.
  • Commercial-grade heat exchanger
  • Clean, fresh hot water delivered at a consistent, safe temperature
  • Green” advantages, including lower greenhouse gas emissions
  • Digital controls offer precise temperature control for safety and comfort
  • Reduced risk of flooding, compared to traditional tank water heaters
  • Life span of 20 years or more
  • Industry leading 12-year limited warranty on heat exchanger

 

12 Tips to Go Green and Save Green!!

  1. Say ‘NO’ to leaky faucets!! Getting a leaky faucet fixed can save you up to 140 gallons per week of water!! If a drip from your faucet fills an eight ounce glass of water in 15 minutes, it will waste 180 gallons of water per month and 2,160 gallons per year!!!
  2. Turn off the water when not in use!!! A great way to cut down on water use is to turn off the shower after soaping up and then turn it back on to rinse. A four-minute shower uses 20 to 40 gallons of water!! Better yet, have a low-flow showerhead installed and save on your water bill!!
  3. Having both a low-flow showerhead and an aerated faucets on your sink can slash your water bill and save you up to 900 gallons of water a week. This will reduce your home water usage by 60%.
  4. In an average home, more than 9,000 gallons of water is wasted waiting for hot water from from the kitchen faucet. Having an instant-hot water dispenser added to your sink will reduce this waster of water. For today’s fast-paced, “instant-hot” hot-water dispensers are the epitome of convenience, accelerating all kinds of kitchen tasks: preparing hot drinks, soups, gelatins, sauces, and cereals; thawing juices; pre-heating water for cooking; warming baby bottles; even melting wax or purging berry stains from clothing. Instant hot-water dispensers are placed on your existing kitchen sink fixture and eliminate the need for having to let the water run until it is hot enough, thus saving on your water usage,
  5. Make it a point to check your house periodically for leaks. You can check this by reading your water meter before and after a two-hour period when you are not using any water.
  6. Make sure you know where you master shut-off value is located and make sure it’s working properly. This could save you gallons of water and damage to your home if a pipe bursts. You don’t want to find out that it is not working, as your house is flooding!!
  7. Check your toilet for leaks! Add a few drops of food coloring to your toilet tank. If it seeps into the toilet bowl, you have a leak. It’s easy to fix, and you can save more than 600 gallons per month
  8. Listen to your to your toilet. If your toilet is making a gurgling sound, chances are you have a main-line clog. Get it checked! You could be wasting lots of water and it could become a potentially large problem!
  9. Have a low-flush toilet installed. Flushing toilets accounts for the single biggest water draw in your home. On average, this is about 28 gallons of water, per person, per day. Low flush toilet uses up to five times less per flush, on average. Having a low-flush toilet installed can save you up to 18,000 gallons of water per year!
  10. Be sure you have energy efficient dishwashers and clothes washer which can reduce water consumption by as much as 50%!!
  11. When washing dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running for rinsing. With a double-basin sink you can fill one side with soapy water and use the other side for rinse water.
  12. Don’t use your toilet as an ashtray or garbage. Every time you flush cigarette butts, facial tissue or other small bits of trash, five to seven gallons of water is wasted. You also take a risk of clogging the main line!

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