The United States EPA says that less than 1% of all the water on earth is used by people. The remainder of the water is saltwater which of course is found in the oceans. Also a large deposit is permanently frozen in glaciers, the North and South Pole areas.

Many people consider water to be a vital, limited resource and as the population grows this becomes a bigger and bigger concern. Therefore we all must use the water supply wisely, not wasting it needlessly.

Repurpose water. Never dump water down the drain that could be used for other purposes such as watering plants or cleaning your home. You might not think about it but pouring water from an old water bottle into a glass is better than dumping it down the drain.

Dripping faucet? Replaced the washer. If a faucet drips at the rate of one drip per second you can waste 2700 gallons of potable water per year. That’s disgraceful. Not to mention expensive. Call a plumber today to have them repair or replace that faucet.

Pay attention to see if your toilet is leaking. Put a few drops of food coloring in the tank. If there is a leak the color will up here within a few minutes in the ball. Replace worn-out parts of your toilet with those to begin be found at any big box hardware store such as Home Depot and Lowe’s. If this task is too difficult for you call a professional plumber.

Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. For instance flushing an insect or random pieces of paper down the toilet is a waste of water. Dispose of things like this in your trashcan.

When you’re brushing your teeth or shaving or washing your hands don’t let the water run.

Retrofit all of your faucets with aerators to reduce water consumption.

Don’t use the sink and its water to fall frozen foods. Instead leave them in your refrigerator for several days to thaw out slowly repurpose seeing the cold that they give off.

Insulate your hot water pipes. Insulation allows the water to heat up quicker meaning that you will waste less water.

Install a instant hot water heater under your kitchen sink so you don’t have to want run the water for time before it gets hot.

Make sure your toilet handle does not get stuck in the flush position. Either adjust or replace it entirely. These things do wear out.

If you are looking for a plumber in the DeKalb County Georgia area, call RS Andrews today.

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