Water Conservation, Saving Money, and Your Bathroom
If opening that water bill always causes a flinch, there are some steps to take to lighten your burden. A little prevention is in order, and the first step after ruling out leaks is to look over your fixtures and appliances and see which one can be optimized to cut down on your water usage.
This isn't as hard or as expensive as you may think. Let's focus on the bathroom and look over three of those sources of water waste one by one, and offer low cost solutions to the water waste problem.
The Shower Head
One of biggest culprits in our war against water waste is the bathroom, and your shower head is a major offender when it comes to water conservation. At the rate of 2.5 gallons per minute your shower head is washing your money right down the drain.
Shower heads are inexpensive and a replacement with today's water saving fixtures really cut down on the waste. Newer models cut the flow down to about two gallons per minute and over time pay for themselves and have you saving money and water fast.
Toilets are big offenders in our war against water waste, and just replacing your old fixture with a modern water efficient model saves you over 1.5 gallons of water per flush. That is significant, and if you have more than one as most of us do, it really adds up. They are inexpensive, and the cost of installation is low. The savings with a new model will surprise you in how fast it adds up; at a savings of 20% per year it is a real water and money saver.
Your bathroom sink and bathtub faucets are the enemy if they are more than a few years old. You can cut your water uses by over 30% with today's water saving models. Water flows out of your old fixtures at a rate of about 2.2 gallons per minute, but new technology cuts that back to 1.5 gallons per minute. If you change just one of the offenders, it's easy to see the savings.
Minor changes to your bathroom really rack up the savings in both money and our precious water. Don't let your money flow down the drain, consider making a few changes today. In no time you will see the results and the payoff.
Now more than ever, conservation doesn’t require a lifestyle change! Call the professionals of Roman Plumbing at (727) 858-3412 to see how easy it is to conserve water in your Trinity home.