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WATER CONSERVATION
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Conserving water is very essential. Following are few methods one can do for water conservation:

Using unnecessary amounts of detergents, bleach or chemicals must be avoided. The natural bacteria in ones septic system might get killed.

Biodegradable soaps and detergents must be used.

A cheap spring-loaded timer, directly attached to ones outdoor faucet must be bought in order to avoid extra watering of the lawn during the summers. Even when one forgets to switch off the sprinkler, this will avoid overwatering.

Unnecessary water usage will occur if water pressure in ones home is above 60 pounds per square (PSI) inch, as it harms the plumbing system. Water pressure on ones street must be found by contacting the local water administration, in case it is above 60 pounds then to restrict the water pressure one must install a pressure reducing valve at his home.

For finding about undetected water leakage, one must check water meter when there is no usage of water and later after 8 to 10 hours. In case there is a fluctuation in the meter, it proves an undetected water leakage, which must be repaired or changed.

A new toilet flapper and fill valve must be installed to keep ones toilet working effectively because a toilet that leaks use more than 40% of total water usage.

The water heater temperature must be set below 120F or medium on older models for conserving energy. We recommend use gas or electric tankless water heaters.

Up to 7.5 gallons of water per minute can be saved by changing an old shower head that too without adjusting full spray action at low or high water pressures.

Everyday more than 8 gallons of water is wasted when a faucet leaks by dripping water once every second. This makes up to 3,000 gallons annually.

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Written by: Canarsee Plumbing & Heating Supply


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