Save Water with Your Faucets
Faucets and aerators that save water and money
Whether you are being conscientious on water conservation for the environment or you live in a drought-plagued region, there are numerous ways you can conserve water. Did you know that the faucets in your home account for approximately 16 percent of the total water consumed daily? Replacing out your kitchen and bathroom faucets with new facets can help you use 40 percent less water each day. The Federal Plumbing Standards require all kitchen faucets to use less than 2.5 gallons of water per minute and all bathroom faucets use less than 2.2 gallons per minute.
You can help conserve the amount of water you use by installing an aerator on each sink faucet. Aerators add air to the water so that it seems like you are using more water than you actually are. If you have an older sink that doesn’t have an aerator installing one can drastically cut your water consumption. If an aerator will not fit on your older sink faucet, replace it with a new faucet to help decrease the amount of water you are consuming.
Did you know that many utility companies will provide you with free low-flow aerators for your sink faucets? If your utility company will not provide you with free aerators, you can pick them up at a home improvement store. Low-flow aerators are quite inexpensive, usually costing less than $5.00.
Installing low-flow aerators is one of the most affordable and simplest ways to conserve water. The money you will save on your water bill will pay for these water saving aerators over and over again.
Did you know that one leaky faucet that drips one drop of water each second wastes more than 3,000 gallons of water each year? That’s enough water to flush a toilet for approximately six months!
As you can see, it is very easy to conserve water. Install low-flow sink aerators to diminish the amount of water you use. Furthermore, if you have a leaky faucet, change it out with a new water conserving faucet to save thousands of gallons of water each year.