A growing population, increasing evidence of climate change, and the consequential demand for good clean water has led Michael Specter from the The New Yorker to predict that earth will run out of water in 2050. Sure, we need tons of water for livestock, agriculture, sewage, irrigation, and hygiene, and yet his prophecy is dubious. But it’s still in everyone’s best interest to do their part by making a few simple changes to conserve water.
H20 Conservation Made Simple
Obviously, the most effective modus operandi for saving water is to use less. Methods for using less water are numerous. Turning off the sink while brushing your teeth will save 8 gallons of water a day; 24,000 gallons per month; enough water to fill shamu’s tank. Another effective method for conserving water is to install a water-saving shower head. Standard showerhead’s emit around 5.5 gallons per minute (GPM), whereas water-saving shower heads emit around 2 GPM. You save twice as much water by making the simple switch. Moreover, the shower experience remains the same—warm and refreshing. And your hair will still look silky smooth.
Repairing Leeks and Drips
The easiest way to waste water is to allow a fregit faucet free reign. If your broken faucet drips at a rate of one drop per second, expect to spill around 2,700 gallons of water over the course of a year. The burst pipe will be devastating to your water bill, accumulating to around 3,000 gallons of wasted water a month. Leeks and broken faucets are an easy fix for trained professionals like Albuquerque Plumbing. We take pride and joy in the fact that we can pipe thousands of dollars of savings to our customers, while simultaneously conserving the environment for the next generation.