Environmentally Sustainable Plumbing
Lets face it, everyone should be environmentally conscious both at home and at the workplace. When it comes to your homes plumbing there are many things you can do to do your part for the environment. Ironically – a lot of things you can do to be more sustainable can also save you money in the long run.
Ensuring your home has environmentally sustainable plumbing doesn’t have to be hard. Here are some great ways to get started.
Collect Unused Water
Being environmentally sustainable can be as simple as catching the cool water that comes from the tap while you wait for the hot water to come. The collected water can be used to water indoor or outdoor plants, flush toilets or to fill your kettle.
Check For Leaks/Drips and Fix Them
A tap dripping every second wastes approximately 3L of water per day, a leaking toilet or leaking pipe can waste considerably much more water. Doing your part can be as simple as getting that pesky dripping tap fixed!
To learn how to check for leaks visit our water leak page here.
Choose Environmentally Conscious Fixtures
If you are installing new plumbing fixtures such as taps, showers or toilets it is wise to choose ones which conserve water. This can be done by comparing the water rating label or Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS). The WELS rating is a 6 star rating and helps you compare the water efficiency of a range of appliances and fixtures. Most water conservation fixtures pay for themselves in the long run. If you have an old toilet or taps now is the time think long term and consider replacing them with better water/money-saving options.
Invest In A Solar Hot Water System
One of the benefits of having a Solar Hot Water System is that they are environmentally sustainable. Using the sun to heat water means the ongoing running costs are greatly reduced along with your carbon footprint. Being efficient and cost effective to run is another big bonus of using solar hot water.
Invest In A Rain Water Tank
Hearing the rain on your roof at night is one of life’s best simplistic pleasures. Without a tank to capture the water, this rain water is usually wasted. Rain water tanks are essential as they capture and store the precious rain water from your roof. This collected water can then be used around your home and garden. Australia’s harsh and dry environment is a constant reminder to conserve water and to use it wisely. Not only does a rain water tank help store water, in the long run, you can save money as they help to reduce your water bill.
Sustainable Landscaping and Gardens
Planting plants such as natives that need minimal water will help you not only to conserve water but to also attract the native bees and birds to your backyard.
Need More Help?
Feeling a little bit overwhelmed? Need help implementing a few of the tips? Talk to our plumbers today on 1300 155 944. We can help you reduce your household water wastage and save you money in the long run.
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