The growing population is putting stress on available water supplies. Our population is growing and so is public demand for water, which has put additional stress on water supplies and distribution systems, threatening both human health and the environment.
According to the EPA, residential toilets account for one third of the nation’s indoor household water use, more than 2.1 billion gallons of water a year!
If your home was built prior to 1992, when the federal government began mandating low flush 1.6 gallons per flush toilets, your existing bathroom toilets greedily consume 3.5 gallons per flush. If you home dates back to the 1950’s or earlier, you may have a water guzzling 5.5 – 7 gallons per flush model.
The H20 Diet
To fix this issue, the EPA developed the WaterSense labeling program, designed as a win-win, both for consumers’ wallets and the environment. WaterSense will:
- Educate the public about smart water choices.
- Promote efficiency without compromising comfort or performance.
- Save 20% more water than current models using qualifying WaterSense toilets.
- Saving water by installing high efficiency toilets is a great way to make a local difference with a potential global effect. With this one home improvement, a family of four will save an estimated 25,000 gallons each year.
So, if you want a little help keeping your water running on high and not dry, give Carmine’s a call.