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Hiring a Green Plumber For Your Plumbing Needs

March 31st, 2022

Green plumbing is all the rage in recent years. However, it’s more than just a fad for those plumbers that have taken up the cause to better the planet in conjunction with their every day trade. They are making a difference in the way people consume (and ultimately waste) water.

These plumbers are single handedly helping homeowners and commercial property owners to conserve water and eliminate unnecessary waste. They implement small changes in the products and methods associated with traditional plumbing.

There are a variety of techniques that green plumbers can use when installing green plumbing in a home or office (including solar heating methods and the use of organic glues and sealants), but clearly the most important job of a green plumber is to save water.

For example, a family of four living in the United States will typically use 150,000 gallons of water a year. An even more shocking statistic shows that the United States in general flushes 6.8 billion gallons of water down the toilet daily.

This waste of toilet water immediately jeopardizes our drinking supply, as planet earth only has a fixed amount of water for the inhabitants of the world.

Fortunately, they are trained on the best ways to conserve water-starting with high efficiency toilets. A high efficiency toilet can save up to 4,000 gallons of water each year. And while that may not seem like a drastic savings, remember that is only the figure for one home.

If every homeowner in the United States utilized a high efficiency toilet, Americans could conserve billions of gallons of toilet water each year.

You may still be wondering why green plumbing and the issue of conserving water is important to begin with. As mentioned earlier, our water supply on planet earth has not increased, but our use has skyrocketed out of control.

In fact, more than half of the United States anticipates fresh water shortages in the next 10 years. Without a united effort to conserve water, we will be facing a water epidemic in the near future.

Now that we’ve highlighted why water conservation is so important, there are other methods that these special plumbers use to conserve water in conjunction with traditional plumbing methods. When installing a bathroom sink or shower head, a green plumber may utilize what is known as a ‘low flow’ fixture to reduce the amount of water wasted through the spout.

He can also implement plumbing systems that harvest rainwater, thus cutting back on freshwater consumption (and your water bill) by 90%. This free, harvested rainwater can then be used for toilet/urinal flushing, irrigation and in-home sprinkler systems, rather than tapping into our much needed drinking supply.

And best of all, green plumbing can save you, the homeowner or commercial property owner, thousands of dollars a year in reduced energy and water costs. Some states are even providing cash back rebates to homeowners or commercial property owners that purchase high efficiency appliances and green plumbing systems.