Water...Why you need clean water, why you shouldn't waste it, and how your local plumber can help!
We worry about the quality of the water we drink, and rightfully so. And so, we have water filtration systems. We worry about conserving water during times of drought, so, your local plumber can install low gallon flush toilets and water restrictors on faucets. And, we worry about the cost of leaking pipes, faucets and toilet repairs unnoticed that waste water and cost us money.
We thought we'd share some interesting facts about water and water conservation with you:
H20 - Water Facts
• All living things must have water to survive. People can live for several weeks without food, but can only survive a few days without water. Your daily water consumption should be six to eight glasses of water.
• Our bodies need water. Water makes up 83% of our blood, 70% of our brain, and 90% of our lungs. Overall, our bodies are 70% water, and don’t forget fresh water for your pets, too.
• A tomato is made up of approximately 95% water. An apple, a pineapple, and an ear of corn each contain approximately 80% water.
• Did you know that a gallon of bottled water costs more than a gallon of gasoline?
Water Conservation Tips
• Have your local plumber check all of your faucets for leaks. A faucet with a very slow drip wastes 10 to 25 gallons of water. Just think, 30 drips per minute add up to 6 gallons of water wasted per day…130 gallons wasted per month, and nearly 1,500 gallons of water wasted per year! A “running” toilet tank wastes far more water.
• Keep showers to 5 minutes or less in length. A five-minute shower takes 10 to 25 gallons of water.
• Fill a pitcher of water and keep it in the refrigerator. You’ll not need to run your tap water to cool it down, particularly in the summer months.
• Use a broom to sweep your driveway, garage, or sidewalk instead of hosing it down with water.
• Use a bucket of water to wash your bike or your car and rinse quickly with a hose.
• Water your lawn in the evening or in the early morning to avoid evaporation. Be careful to water only the lawn and not the sidewalk or street.
• Use water only when you need it. Don't leave water running; be sure to turn it off when you are finished. A leak inside a wall, in a crawl space or internally at your boiler piping could be wasting thousands of gallons of water and cost you thousands of dollars over time!