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Earth Day Special: Tips to Water Conservation in Your Home

 When living on an island and in an area that water seems to be in abundance some often feel water conservation is of less importance. However, water conservation is an essential practice no matter where you live.

Water conservation will also save money on a homeowner’s utility bill. Following are a few water conservation tips to consider in your home. You can start your water conservation efforts while building your new home. Invest in water-efficient goods. There are now many water efficient showerheads, taps, toilets, washing machines, dishwashers, and many other water-saving goods in today’s market. Keep this in mind when selecting your plumbing and appliances for your new home. Low-flow shower heads reduce water use by half. On average, in one year of using a low-flow showerhead you can save 4,550 gallons of water. If everyone living in the U.S. did this, in one year there would be enough water to fill approximately 2,100 Giants Stadiums. Consider buying and installing low flush toilets which use 1 to 2 gallons per flush instead of the normal 3 to 5 gallons. Water conservation doesn’t end there; continue your water conservation efforts daily. Water your lawn in the early morning or evening. Why? If you irrigate in the middle of the day, evaporation prevents 14% of the water from reaching the plants’ roots. Watering your lawn in the early morning or evening can save about 87 gallons a week. Be aware of leaky pipes and toilets. A small drip from a water faucet can waste 20 gallons of water per day. Larger leaks can waste hundreds of gallons. If you suspect your toilet is leaking, put a little food coloring in the toilet’s tank. Refrain from flushing the toilet for 30 minutes. If you begin to see the color in the toilet bowl you have a leak and should repair it immediately. Be conscious of how often you flush your toilet. Try not to use is as a wastebasket. That’s what a trash can is for and a trashcan doesn’t require the use of water. We wish you luck in your water conservation efforts. For more information visit the EPA WaterSense website. http://www.epa.gov/watersense/


Steven A. Henell, Inc is a Marco Island-based custom home builder and remodeler.

We are a State Certified General Contractor in business since 1986. Our Residential and Commercial building capabilities are extensive and state of the art. We offer design and build services as well as competitive bids. NEW MODEL HOME OPENING SPRING 2016