The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working together with individuals and business owners on a quest to “protect the future of our nation’s water supply.” Research has proven that upgrading to more efficient, WaterSense-labeled products can help Manassas VA homeowners save as many as 11,000 gallons of water over the life of a simple faucet. This important program was designed by the EPA to encourage consumers of water (that is to say, all of us) to be more conscientious, and to understand that making smart water choices doesn’t mean sacrificing performance.
It just makes WaterSense.
My Plumber Heating & Cooling has partnered with the EPA and WaterSense to promote the value of water efficiency throughout northern Virginia and southern Maryland. Managing and maintaining clean water is of growing concern in the United States, and as such it becomes increasingly more important that we take steps to decrease our own water usage, thus reducing the strain on our planet’s natural water resources and infrastructure.
Use the WaterSense guide for selecting water-efficient products (e.g., showerheads, toilets, faucets, landscape irrigation controls, urinals) for home or business use; all products are certified by a third-party in a process designed to ensure the highest standards of integrity. WaterSense is also a fantastic information resource: Fact sheets available from the EPA help consumers in their own efforts to use, and abuse less water.
You can do your part to save water.
As your local water expert, My Plumber Heating & Cooling is committed to helping its customers conserve water by offering installation and maintenance WaterSense-labeled products, and ensuring its programs meet program specifications for water efficiency. We’re doing our part; how about you? Pay a little extra attention. Make a few simple changes, and you too can do your part to save water:
- Take short showers instead of baths.
- Soak dirty pots of pans instead of allowing water to run freely from the faucet as you wash.
- Defrost food in the refrigerator overnight, not under a stream of water.
- Hire a professional plumber to test your toilet for leaks annually.
- Use a pool cover in the winter months to keep your pool clean and prevent evaporation.
- Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible, and take care to match the water level to the size of the load.
- Limit use of your garbage disposal; instead, try composting!
- Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth. It takes a long time to sing “Happy Birthday” twice, and that’s a lot of water you could be saving.
Interested in learning more about the US EPA’s WaterSense program, and how you can conserve water at home and in your every day life?
Take the “I’M FOR WATER!” pledge, and then call My Plumber Heating & Cooling to talk about renovating and upgrading to WaterSense-labeled fixtures.