Even small changes will have a huge impact when it comes to conserving water. You could save a significant amount of money every month by making a few simple changes and being more efficient in your water usage.
Your bathroom is the easiest and best place to conserve water. Your toilet uses nearly 30% of the water used in your home. If your toilet was manufactured before 1994, your toilet is probably pretty inefficient. New toilets can use as little as 1.3 gallons of water as compared to the 7 gallons of water a standard toilet uses. That’s a savings of 5.7 gallons per flush! If you flush your toilet 16 times a day, using a new ultra low flush toilet you’ll save 91.2 gallons a day or 2,736 gallons a month orÂ 32,832 gallons of water a year! If just 1/4th of the households in Oceanside replaced their pre-1994 toilets with the new ultra low flush toilets we’d have a total water savings ofÂ 463,653,504 gallons of water a year! If the new ultra low flush toilets were used across the country we’d save close to 2 billions of water a day! You may have to spend some money for the new toilet fixtures, but you’ll make up the money on your new lower water bills, especially with the upcoming water cost increase in Oceanside, CA.
Your sinks use about 15% of your home water use. New faucets with aerators are water efficient and will help you save water and money. These new faucets will reduce water flow by 30% without sacrificing performance. Turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth will help conserve 3,000 gallons a year.
By reducing our water usage, we’ll also reduce the energy that it takes to treat public water supplies and the energy to supply water to the homes. By reducing our water usage, we could save about 100 million kilowatts of electricity per year, which will supply 43,000 homes with electricity for a month. All without building new power plants or using fossil fuels.
To find out more about the new ultra low flush toilets call John Stevenson Plumbing at (760) 452-0702.