Water conservation has always been a matter of concern at the national, state, and local levels. As Florida’s population continues to grow, state officials project that water consumption will jump from 5 billion gallons a day to 8 billion a day by 2070. Conserving water can save Windermere, Florida, residents money and help the environment. Here are three ways you can meet your water conservation goals this year.
Repair Leaks Immediately
The drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet is more than an inconvenience: You’re squandering a precious resource. In fact, one leaky faucet can waste up to 20 gallons of water a day. Quickly finding and repairing leaks is essential to a successful water conservation program in your Windermere home.
Decrease Water Usage
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, homeowners can save around $380 a year by using water-efficient fixtures. Low-flow faucets and showerheads use 1.5 gallons of water a minute compared to 5 gallons for regular-flow fixtures. An energy-efficient dishwasher uses 4.5 gallons of water versus the 20 gallons used for hand-washing one load of dishes. Installing water-efficient fixtures not only cuts back on your water usage, but it also adds up to significant savings.
Maintain Your Water Heater
Water heater leaks can stem from a faulty relief valve, a corroded tank, leaky pipe, broken gasket seal, or leaky fittings. A leak of one drop per second wastes more than 3,000 gallons a year — that’s about 180 showers! Properly maintaining your water heater means that you’ll reduce the likelihood of a costly leak sabotaging your water conservation goals.
When it comes to reducing water waste, small modifications can have a significant impact. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Orlando, we offer leak detection services and repair faucets, pipes, water heaters, and leaky toilets. If any fixture or component is beyond repair, we also provide installation services. Check out how our complete line of plumbing services helps you reduce water waste in your Windermere, FL, home You can also give us a call at (407) 584-1042 for more information or to schedule an appointment.