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How much water could you be saving?

Posted by: Ashley, on Tuesday 20th December 2016

Have you decided on your New Year's Resolution? If not, here’s something to consider: save both the environment and a bit of money by investing in a bathroom remodel. Not only will this give one of your most frequently used areas a new look, but utilizing water efficient fixtures can pay for themselves within a few short years depending on your selection.

According to information from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the toilet alone uses 27% of the water in our homes. Most toilets found in homes are a standard 1.6 gallons per flush, while models pre-1994 can be a minimum of 3.5 GPF. Replacing these with a low flow toilet at 1.28 GPF may not seem like a huge jump, a family of four can save 2,000, 16,000 - even up to 27,000 gallons of water a year depending on the original model. A dual flush toilet can save even more by using two different settings depending on the waste, with liquids utilizing less than a gallon per flush. Similarly, bathroom faucets and showerheads run 2 to 2.5 gallons per minute and account for about 32% of household water use combined. Replacing them with new water-friendly fixtures that run 1.5 GPM or less can save that same family an additional 4,000 gallons a year. All of this can also save weeks worth of energy as well.

If you do consider a bathroom remodel, look to Watersense products and Olympic Plumbing Technology. They have both the knowledge and experience to help you through the process of saving thousands of gallons of water a year. Your local wildlife will thank you for it, and so will your wallet!

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