Beating the Summer Drought

Knee WallDuring the hot summer months many of us will experience droughts throughout the country. You can help reduce the use of water for your customers by installing low-flow shower-heads in their shower or bathtub. Be sure to select a shower-head that has a flow rate of no more than 2.5 gallons per minute at 80 psi for optimal water savings. Your customers will see a water savings between 25% -50% by using an energy efficient shower-head.

You can also advise your customers to use faucet aerators throughout their home. Aerators are the screw on tip of the faucet that can be replaced to restrict the amount of water flow. Ideally, you’ll want to install an aerator that has a flow rate of 1.0 gpm for maximum water efficiency. However, anything lower than 1.75 gpm would be more efficient then what is typically used in new faucets directly off the shelf.

If your customers are using a well for water supply, these adjustments will have a significant impact on their water usage allowing them to save for future droughts. Customers that are accessing their local water utilities will see a decrease in their water usage bill and effectively be putting money back into their pocket. Don’t forget, the little things like a low flow shower-head and aerators can go a long way for your customers.

This entry was posted on Friday, July 19th, 2013 at 5:55 pm and is filed under Weatherization.