Yes, we live on the blue planet but did you know that only about 1% of Earth’s water is available for human consumption? And to add to that, at least 36 states are projecting water shortages in the very near future.
A simple home improvement to cut back up to 30% of your household water usage and save money on sewer and water bills (as much as $170 annually) is to install water efficient fixtures and appliances in your home. This is where the WaterSense program comes in.
“WaterSense, a partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services.
“The program seeks to help consumers make smart water choices that save money and maintain high environmental standards without compromising performance. Products and services that have earned the WaterSense label have been certified to be at least 20 percent more efficient without sacrificing performance.”
That means, when you’re out shopping for new fixtures or appliances, one of the best things you can do is look for items with the WaterSense label. It really couldn’t get any simpler than that; all the research, certification and labeling has been done for you!
In addition to using WaterSense labeled products, if you do not get your water from a municipal source, but rather from a well on your own property, there are many things you can do to reduce your household water consumption and be water savvy. One of the most important things is to ensure that your entire system, including your submersible well pump and water tanks are operating at optimum levels. Well service specialists like the professionals at Ackerson Pump can help you with maintenance and testing to make sure your system isn’t wasting any water.
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