Saturday, April 4, 2009

Water and Conservation

There are many ways to save water, and in turn save money. One way as we all know is to turn off the faucet when you are brushing your teeth. Or fill up a watering can next time you are waiting for the shower water to turn warm. Recently, though I thought about the toilet, and how much water is flushed away each day. It can be one of the largest water consumers in your house. I am sure you have heard of the low flow toilets, it may conjure up some ideas. The bathroom is one place that you can really start to see the water savings. I don't recommend running out and buying all new toilets, that would be wasteful, and increase your carbon footprint. Instead, there is a dual flush retrofit kit that you can install to your existing toilet.

The retrofit kits are only around $40 dollars, and over a few years, I am sure you will see the savings, not only in the amount of our precious water that goes down the toilet, but in real dollars too! Changing to a dual flush toilet is just one more step that can reduce your water consumption. Such a small thing can really help you go green. Water is our most precious resource, and you can save a few gallons a day with a simple, expensive kit. That is something we can all get behind.

1 comment:

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