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Water Conservation Tips, Georgetown, TX There are several compelling arguments in favor of water conservation. Most homes often use significant amounts of water, which can pressure limited water supplies and raise utility water costs. Environmental problems like water pollution and habitat damage are exacerbated by wasteful water use. At Mainstream Services Inc., we always encourage clients to choose water-efficient plumbing systems and fixtures to save water and do their bit for the planet.

Using water-efficient plumbing systems and following some basic water-saving habits can help you save this precious natural resource:

Replace Older Toilets with Newer Low-Flow, High-Efficiency, Dual-Flush Models

  • Older toilets can use as much as 7 gallons of water per flush, while; on the other hand, newer low-flow models use only 1.28 gallons per flush.
  • Dual-flush toilets have two flushing settings -a smaller flush for liquid waste matter and a larger flushing system for solid waste.
  • Replacing an older toilet with a low-flow, dual-flush model can save up to 16,500 gallons of water per year.

Install Low-Flow Aerators and High-Efficiency Showerheads

  • Low-flow aerators can reduce the amount of water flowing from a faucet by up to 50% without affecting water pressure.
  • High-efficiency showerheads use less than 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm) compared to traditional showerheads that use 5-8 gpm.

Upgrade Kitchen Faucets To Low-Flow Touchless Faucets

  • Touchless faucets use sensors to turn the water on and off, reducing wasted water from leaving the tap running.
  • Low-flow touchless faucets can reduce water usage by up to 30%.

Install/Upgrade Your Whole House Water Softener System To A Pelican Water System

  • Pelican Water Systems do not require a drain, which reduces water waste compared to traditional systems.
  • They also use less salt and water to regenerate, saving water and money.

Be Mindful of Water Usage in Daily Activities

  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth or shaving.
  • Use a bucket to collect water while waiting for the shower to warm up and water plants or cleaning.
  • Only run the dishwasher or washing machine when you have a full load.
  • Fix leaks as soon as possible to prevent water waste.

Other Water Conservation Measures

In addition to these things, you should also replace your tank-based water heater with a tankless heater. Were you aware that a significant amount of domestic drinking water, ranging from 30 to 60%, is utilized for watering yards and gardens? Unfortunately, much of this water is often wasted due to over-watering, evaporation, and improperly aimed sprinklers that water sidewalks and driveways.

Following specific measures inside your home is as crucial as in your landscape or yard. Some water efficiency measures for landscaping include the following:
  • Identify and fix any leaks present in irrigation systems.
  • When feasible, use treated wastewater for irrigating purposes.
  • Water your lawn or garden during the cooler parts of the day, preferably in the early morning. Avoid watering on windy days.
  • Give trees and shrubs with deeper roots longer and less frequent watering than shallow-rooted plants. Seek advice from the local extension service for watering frequency and the amount recommended in your region.
  • Adjust sprinklers to avoid watering sidewalks or streets, focusing solely on the lawn or garden.
  • Utilize trickle irrigation systems and soaker hoses.
  • Incorporate moisture sensors into sprinkler systems.
For information on water conservation tips, call Mainstream Services Inc. at 512-930-9535. You can also write to us through this Online Form, and we will call you back to discuss your requirements.

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