If you’re on a mission to install sustainable plumbing and have a budget to execute your goals, or if your plumbing is due for an update anyway, consider buying environmentally friendly items.This ranges from fixtures that are eco-friendly in themselves, such as water-saving toilets and efficient dishwashers and washing machines, to hot water systems where replacing your tank with a continuous flow hot water system or even a solar hot water system can help you save on your use of water and power.
Why Choose a Low Flow Shower Head?
If every household in the U.S. installed WaterSense®labeled low flow shower heads, we could save more than 250 billion gallons of water annually, which could supply more than 2.5 million U.S. homes with water for a year, according to the EPA.
Many communities offer incentives and rebates on the purchase of WaterSense® certified products, because the products help:
- Conserve water
- Reduce energy usage
- Protect the environment and water habitats
Use for watering your plants, gardens & more ..
*If you’re looking to use this water in your household (to flush toilets, for example), remember that you’ll need a plumber to connect your rainwater tank to your household mains.
*If your water wise ways are already mature and you want to use rainwater as drinking water, you will need to comply with government health and safety guidelines, which may involve a more complex system to filter and purify the water.
7. Recycle grey water
Grey water systems allow you to reuse water from baths, basins, showers and washing machines, which account for about 70 per cent of household water use. As with water harvesting, you can use this water to flush toilets and water the garden.
There are two types of grey water systems: treatment and diverters. A grey water diverter is a practical and economical system that will allow you to re-direct grey water from the sink and the laundry to water your garden via a sub-surface irrigation system without storing or treating it.
Low flush toilet
Energy efficient vent fan
Motion sensor faucets & adapters
Fix Leaky faucets and toilets
*Most leaky compression faucets need new seat washers. Pry off the decorative cap on the handle, remove the handle screw, pull off the handle and use a crescent wrench to unscrew the packing nut. After unscrewing the stem, remove and replace the seat washer held in place by a brass screw.