Expert Plumbers Overflow with Simple Tips to Conserve Water in Honor of Earth Day

HOUSTON (April 20, 2017) – It only takes one year for a typical U.S. home to waste up to 38,000 gallons of water*. If that alone doesn’t make you feel flush, this means nine out of ten homes are currently wasting 70 gallons of water each day! Before you wash all hope down the drain, let us shower you with good news. It’s not too late to get a handle on wasted water, and with Earth Day around the corner on April 22, now is the perfect time to plunge into water conservation.

Experts from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®, part of the Direct Energy family of brands with independently owned and operated locations throughout North America, are overflowing with information to help home owners save water. Here are a few simple water conservation tips:

  • Install low-flush toilets or a dual flush system

The EPA estimates that a family of four that replaces its home's older toilets with WaterSense labeled models will, on average, save more than $90 per year in reduced water utility bills.

  • Ensure your home is equipped with low-flow showerheads

The average family could save 2,900 gallons per year by installing WaterSense (meets EPA criteria) labeled showerheads.

  • Install a hot water recirculation system for instant hot water

This helps save an average of 25,000 gallons of water per household per year from not having to wait for the running water to heat up! Because of the significant water savings, some counties are making the installation of hot water recirculation pumps mandatory for new construction projects. If you’d like to learn more about the features and benefits, ask your local Benjamin Franklin Plumber.

For more details, visit and find licensed plumbers in your area. We’re happy to answer any questions you have regarding tips and tricks for your home’s plumbing system to ensure your home is conserving water.


Media Contact:
Jessica Michan
External Relations Manager, Direct Energy
Office: 713-904-7488

About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is part of the Direct Energy family of brands and is currently ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the leading plumbing franchises (Franchise 500, January 2017.) Our trusted plumbing professionals offer customers on-time plumbing services, replacement and repairs done right the first time with courtesy, convenience, cleanliness, competence and character. ©2017 Clockwork IP, LLC

About Direct Energy

Direct Energy is one of North America's largest energy and energy-related services providers with nearly five million residential and commercial customers. Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 provinces in Canada. © 2017 Clockwork IP, LLC.

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