SUMMER SAVING; Do you know how much water you are using on a daily basis?

Posted by | June 12, 2013 | Blog, News | No Comments

Save water this summer and do your bit for the environment.

Saving water is critical during the long summer months and families can conserve water in many different ways.  From making simple everyday changes to purchasing water efficient appliances, its easy to save water and protect our local environment.

The first step in reducing water use is change the way we do carry out daily activities, such as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth, taking shorter showers, making sure to run full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine, fixing leaks right away, and watering the lawn or plants just enough to keep them healthy.

The second step is to make hardware changes by replacing old, water wasting faucets, showerheads and toilets to more efficient models and eco-friendly options.

In most cases the bathroom and kitchen areas are the largest users of water and something as simple as a dripping tap or leaking toilet can waste thousands of litres per year!

Here are some examples of outlets with high water use;

Showers – using an average shower time of 8 minutes, electric and power showers can use anything from 100 to 120 litres of water.  Simple and easy to install without compromising on performance, our low flow showerheads can reduce this by 60%.    Buy a shower timer and monitor your use – A timer on your shower is an effective way to reduce showering times. Shorter shower times is a great way to use less water and energy.

Cisterns – standard at 9 or 12 litres a flush.  That’s is lot of water to flush down the toilet, however if you install a water displacement bag you will save 3 litres of water every time you flush.

Taps – bathroom and kitchen taps can dispense huge volumes of water per minute which not only wastes water but also energy to heat the water.  Install water saving aerators for as little as €4.50 each and save upto 50% at the sink.

Urinals – can flush every 5 to 15 minutes automatically depending on the setting and can use as much as 1500 litres per day, every day!  Go Waterless with the Smart Retrofit System and save 100% of water immediately.

Heating system leaks – if you think you have a leak get it seen to immediately.  Prior to calling your plumber give us a quick call to discuss your problem, we may be able to help pinpoint the location of your leak which will minimize the floor space that you will have to take up.

Toilet leaks – worn, old and poorly made toilet flappers can leak undetected, allowing water to continuously flow down the drain.  Dye tables are used to identify leaks and can save thousands of gallons of water annually.

Rainwater – for every inch of water that falls on a surface of 1000sq ft it is possible to collect approx. 600 gallons of water !  Our Rainwater butts are the cheapest around and ship free to anywhere in Ireland.

Order on line today at www.watersavingproducts.ie or call us on 0818 288 8050.

Start today – save everyday.

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