Eco-Friendly Plumbing Fixtures
Replacing faucets and other plumbing fixtures with low flow or eco-friendly ones will significantly reduce water usage. Shower heads, faucet aerators, and toilets are some examples. This green plumbing practice is good for the earth as well as saving money on the water bill. Some eco-friendly plumbing fixtures can be found at a local home improvement or plumbing supply store. Others may need to be ordered.
Energy-Star Certified Plumbing Appliances
Is your water heater energy-star certified? What about the dishwasher and washing machine? These plumbing appliances use up a great deal of water. By using these greener versions, you are helping preserve more water and are once again saving on that water bill.
Solar Powered Appliances and Outdoor Plumbing
Did you know that you can buy a solar powered water heater. What about that pool pump or bird bath fountain? These are just some examples of solar-powered plumbing appliances and outdoor plumbing. These help conserve energy, which is easier on the environment.
Recycle Unused Plumbing Materials
When you finish installing certain plumbing appliances, pipes, and fixtures, you may have some scrap material. This could be pieces of copper piping, broken appliances, old fixtures, and more. There are lots of metal and appliance recycle centers that would be happy to take those off your hands. Most will even pay you for it. Recycling your old plumbing materials, versus just hauling them to the dump is a much more green plumbing practice.
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