Water Saving Tips

Water Saving Facts and Tips

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Are you ready to educate yourself about some water-saving facts and tips? Summer is just around the corner, and water will be a hot topic in California for years to come. For years people have flocked to California to plant their roots. While we’ve officially been out of the drought for some time, we must always be mindful of how we can best conserve water. Most people point their fingers at old toilets that use too much water, long showers, watering your lawn, water leaks, and other wasteful practices as part of the problem. I don’t think anyone can dispute that these are all issues that lead to our water problem in California, but the more significant issue is the population. California has grown by 20,000,000 in the past fifty years.

Interesting Facts About Water Usage

According to the government agency, the United States Geological Survey (USGS), it’s estimated that every person uses 80-100 gallons of water per day. If that doesn’t surprise you, maybe this will, the largest use of water in a home is flushed down the toilet. Yes, flushing a toilet is the number one use for water. Second, is showers and baths. That’s why much of the focus is on water saving low flow toilets and showerheads. Some states and local governments have passed laws that specify how much water a toilet, faucet, or showerhead can use when installed. Some water agencies have offered rebates on many products to encourage home and property owners to conserve water.

Here Are Some Interesting Water Saving Facts About Dishwashing

Today’s standard dishwasher uses 6 gallons of water per cycle unless the dishwasher has earned the Energy Star label, then it will only use 4 gallons per cycle. A standard dishwasher can wash eight place settings and six serving pieces. Hand washing can use as much as 27 gallons of water for the same amount of dishes. According to energystar.gov, certified dishwashers can save homeowners up to 7,000 gallons of water a year over hand washing.

Water Saving Tips

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to:

Check for water leaks in your home which includes replacing leaky faucets and showerheads. A showerhead that leaks ten drops of water a minute can waste five hundred gallons of water a year.
Replace old toilets. While a toilet may last a lifetime, replacing them will pay for themselves many times over. By doing so, a home or business owner can save as much as 13,000 gallons of water a year.
Need help discovering if your home has a water leak? Call for a Big B’s Plumbing specialist today. You’ll get the 5-star service you deserve.

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