Most people think that because 75% of the Earth is covered in water, we’ll never run out. But contrary to popular belief, that is definitely not the case. Interested in taking a stab at a green project that can save you lots of water and money? It all starts in the bathroom. See below to find out how you can make a difference with a few small updates:
Did you know that toilets are the main water wasters in homes across the country? Believe it or not, they account for nearly 30% of all indoor water consumption, according to the EPA. If you’ve got an old toilet, consider replacing it with an ultra-high-efficiency model. Doing so can save you nearly 18,000 gallons of water and $120 per year.
Think that small leak is no big deal? Think again. A small faucet drip can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day. That’s 140 gallons per week and 7,280 gallons per year!
You may enjoy taking a long, hot shower after a tough day at work and let’s face it - it’s quite relaxing. But it might not be so relaxing when you consider the fact that you’re wasting lots of water and it’s taking a toll on your utility bills. You can save 8,000 gallons of water or more each year by switching to a high-efficiency showerhead and cutting down on the amount of time you spend in there.
Uptown Plumbing is completely licensed and insured for all your plumbing and repipe requirements in Twin Cities-St Paul. Have a leak? That’s our specialty. Give us a call today at (612) 324-1004 and we’ll put a stop to it right away!