You can survive three minutes without air. Three days without water. Three weeks without food. The average rate of consumption of water is one gallon per day per person, and the body is made up of 65% water. Water carries oxygen and nutrients through our bloodstream and helps flush out waste and toxicity out of our bodies. It is an essential part of life, and no being can survive without water. When you save water you are helping protect the earth by keeping the environment in a healthier state through rerouting less water from our rivers, lakes, bays and estuaries. Saving water also helps save you money because it helps reduce the amount of energy used to treat water and wastewater. Households can save about 30% of water waste through high-efficiency plumbing fixtures and appliances. Here are some ways to help save water.
Check all appliances that use water including faucets, showerheads and toilets for any leaks. Does your toilet run? It may be time to replace your old toilet for a newer version that can save 14,000 to 25,000 gallons of water per year with its high efficiency flushing mechanism. Sun Plumbing offers septic and plumbing services to get the job done right, from leaky faucets, running toilets slab leaks– you name it. Running toilets are the largest waste of water use in a home.
Don’t let the water run constantly when you are washing the dishes. You can fill up a bowl of water and use that to rinse the dishes to help save water from being wasted. You can soak pots and pans overnight instead of letting the water run while attempting to clean them.
Start a compost to cut back on vegetable food waste; it puts rich nutrients back into the soil. If you have a garden you can use the compost to add nutrients to your plants, vegetables and fruits. This is a better option than fertilizing your plants because while fertilizers promote plant growth, they increase water consumption. Weeding your garden helps reduce the water usage because they compete with your other plants for nutrients, light and water. Sun Plumbing has been servicing Brevard County, FL for over forty years and would be happy to help provide quality workmanship and help you reduce your households water consumption. Call us today to schedule an appointment.