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Three Methods For Water Conservation

As residents of an archipelago in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the people of Hawaii understand the need for water conservation. To conserve water is to save money as well, and everybody needs a bit more cash in their pocket, with the cost of living rising so quickly due to inflation. This article will present three major ways to reduce a home’s water usage.

Be Greener Tip #1: Don’t Let the Water Taps Run When They Aren’t Needed

tapFaucets are perhaps the single most used plumbing apparatus in the house. This means that they are responsible for a great portion of the overall water usage in the home. It is so easy to let taps run when someone is in the middle of some form of ablution or household cleaning. If people are mindful of turning the faucet off when it is unnecessary to have it on, they can save quite a bit of water. A few major ways to implement this in the home are listed below.

  • Keep the faucet off while brushing your teeth
  • Keep it off while shaving
  • Keep the tap off when hand-washing dishes
  • In an extreme measure, a person can even turn off the shower while they are using soap or shampoo, turning it back on to rinse

Be Greener Tip #2: Go With Appliance and Fixture Replacements that are Water-Saving

When plumbing fixtures or appliances connected to the plumbing need to be replaced, it is a good time to upgrade to a more eco-friendly option. Many water-conserving devices can cut costs on a water bill. This section will discuss a few of those options.

  • Dual-Flush Toilets: These toilets have a number one and number two flush, usually appearing as two buttons on the top of the water tank. One is a half-flush that uses only 0.8 gallons, while the full flush uses 1.6. This is considerable savings over older toilets that used up to 5 gallons.
  • Flow Restricting Shower Heads: These water-conserving shower heads reduce water use without sacrificing water pressure.
  • Touchless Faucets: These are great in either a kitchen or bathroom setting. A simple wave turns the faucet on and off, helping to keep germs at bay and reducing water usage.
  • High-Efficiency Washing Machines: These use less water than their predecessors, getting the same clean while conserving water.
  • On-Demand Water Heaters: Also called tankless water heaters, these are the latest heating technology and heat water when needed instead of storing it in a tank to maintain the optimal temperature.

Be Greener Tip #3: Learn to Reduce the Water Waste of Toilet Clogs

toiletDespite popular belief, not just anything can be put down the toilet. It cannot handle inorganic waste and trash. If a homeowner wants to practice green habits, only human waste and toilet paper should go down the toilet. Clogs cause water waste due to the need for multiple flushes.

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Allens Plumbing has been dedicated to whole home service in the Aiea/Oahu, HI area for 40 years. Call today for information about their financing options or to schedule a toilet clog service.

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