Innovative Plumbing to Conserve Water

Why Conserve Water

Throughout the world the public awareness of environmental issues has gathered momentum and more people than ever are mindful of the impact day to day living has on the sustainability of the planet.

Why Conserve Water

The call for greener, cleaner, reusable and recycled products is not just a passing fad, and an overall acknowledgment of the necessity of this direction has led many companies, and the public at large, to question the efficiency of many products and services. Water is a finite commodity and therefore like many other raw materials has to be conserved appropriately. In a world that sees an ever-increasing demand for modern conveniences, especially from developing nations, it is often hard to introduce mass measures to sustain a resource at a global level at the expense of improved development and modernization. However, individually those of us who already have access to an adequate standard of living and essential amenities can do much to contribute to the conservation of this precious resource.

Some Simple Measures

Each one of us may not think we can make a difference to the increasing water crisis but if everyone who is willing and able adopts an attitude of every little helps the collective results can be outstanding and very significant. Every time you think about updating appliances or consider remodeling, you have an opportunity to contribute to more sustainable consumption of water, and this starts to fashion a lifestyle where the ‘less is more’ approach becomes the norm.

Three Areas to Make A Start

Making a concerted effort to consider the options that are out there for your home is the first step to making a positive contribution. Taking a look at the overall plumbing of your home will likely reveal some room for improvement, but at any rate if you can gradually update, this will be helpful. The majority of homes are insufficiently insulated which will raise heating costs but more significantly force your water heater to work harder wasting water. The modern line of pipes is designed to be energy efficient and proper insulation ensures the likelihood of leaks and bursts is greatly diminished if not eliminated. Once you have the network of pipes up to scratch consider installing a tankless water heater, which has seen an enormous growth in popularity as both a water and energy saving device. Instead of leaving gallons of water to sit idly in the tank the heater only only uses the water you need. Finally invest in appliances that cut down on the water wasted when operating. Most significantly low flush toilets can save enormous amounts of water as can improved shower and faucet heads that reduce the flow. Washing machines that also operate with much less water and offer small load options are a really great way to conserve water use and finding more efficient dishwashers that similarly have shorter cycle options with less water is the way to go if you rely on this convenience.

Three Areas to Make A Start

Design and innovation continue to push the boundaries of plumbing options mindful of the need for water conservation. However, never under estimate the importance of our own mindfulness in this regard and be responsible with your use of this precious commodity!