1. What is “green plumbing”?
Green plumbing is the practice of environmentally sustainable water saving techniques that use less energy, less water, and less chemicals to produce a healthier environment and promote water conservation.
Water conservation refers to reducing the use of water.
The goals of water conservation efforts include:
- Sustainability – To ensure water availability for future generations, the withdrawal of fresh water from an ecosystem should not exceed its natural replacement rate.
- Energy conservation – Water pumping, delivery, and wastewater treatment facilities consume a huge amount of energy.
- Habitat conservation – Minimizing human water use helps to preserve fresh water habitats for local wildlife and migrating waterfowl, as well as reducing the need to build new dams and other water diversion infrastructure.