Save Water in Honor of Earth Day
April 22 is Earth Day, a nationally-recognized holiday dedicated to educating people about the environment. Created by Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, the day was designed to bring awareness to the environment and how we can do our part to protect the Earth.
This year, Earth Day celebrates 45 years of working to improve new and ongoing problems that the Earth faces. One major ongoing issue is the conservation of water. Below are some tips for homeowners from the plumbing experts at Beutler Air Conditioning and Plumbing for saving water.
- Don’t Let the Water Run: This may be the most simple and obvious tip, but every little bit helps. When you are brushing your teeth, turn the water off so it doesn’t go to waste. If you are shaving, fill the sink up halfway with water and use that to rinse off the blade. You can also take shorter showers to eliminate wasting water. When washing dishes and clothing, be sure to wash with full loads.
- Less Water Pressure: With bathrooms responsible for up to 75 percent of water used in the home, The Lower Colorado River Authority recommends installing a low-flow showerhead. You can save up to two gallons of water per minute. This will not only conserve water, but also lower your water bill.
- Check the Faucets and Pipes For Leaks: According to Earth Easy 1, a small drip can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day. Not only does this waste precious water, it could make your water bill skyrocket. To avoid this issue, schedule an appointment with your local plumbing expert to repair leaks.
- Check Your Toilet for Leaks: American Water 2 recommends checking your toilet tank for leaks regularly by adding a few drops of food coloring to the toilet tank. If your toilet has a leak, the food color will appear in 30 minutes. Be sure to flush the tank immediately, as the food coloring can stain the bowl. If there is a leak, call your local experts for repair.
To learn more about how you can save water, look around our site, or call 916-646-2222.