3 Water-Efficient Plumbing Solutions

Water conservation is a priority for many Ocean City, Maryland, homeowners. Choosing water-efficient plumbing solutions like WaterSense products, low-flush toilets, and efficient showerheads can help you and your family with significant savings on your water bill.

Buy WaterSense Products

Established by the Environmental Protection Agency, the WaterSense program certifies products that combine water conservation with high performance standards. The products have to meet rigorous qualifications, so buying products with the WaterSense label ensures you’re getting the highest guaranteed level of both savings and comfort available anywhere on the market.

Install a Low-Flush Toilet

Your toilet accounts for about 30 percent of water use in your home. Today’s standard toilets flush at 1.6 gallons per flush or less to meet federal standards. Older toilets, however, that are still used in many homes, can use up to six gallons of water per flush while high efficient toilet models use 1.28 gallons per flush or less.

The EPA reports that an average family can save almost 13,000 gallons of water a year by replacing an old toilet with a new high-efficiency model. 

Use Water Efficient Showerheads and Faucets

The amount of water used for showering and other hygienic routines, like brushing teeth, account for another high percentage of water use in the home. Conventional showerheads use about 2.5 gallons per minute, where WaterSense showerheads must use 2.0 gallons per minute or less while still delivering a satisfying showering experience.

WaterSense faucets lower water usage from the standard 2.5 gallons per minute to 1.5 gallons per minute.

Some hidden savings of water efficient showerheads and faucets include the electricity and fuel costs of a water heater, which burns energy everytime you turn on the hot water. Low-flow models use a lower percentage of water, so they naturally require less heating capacity.

Contact Custom Mechanical at 877-696-0808 to ask about our water-efficient products from competitive manufacturers like American Standard and Kohler. Our expert service representatives will be happy to help you find the plumbing solution that meets your family’s needs.

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