Green Plumbing techniques can help you save money on your Hydro bill, lower your water bill and help improve the environment.
Although virtually all toilet models sold in Canada and the U.S. meet both the flush volume and performance requirements of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the American National Standards Institute/American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ANSI/ASME), there remains some question as to whether models that meet the minimum certification requirements also meet the expectations of the consumer.
Click the link below to read the “Canadian Water And Wastewater Assosiation” toilet performance report:
Maximum Performance Testing Of Popular Toilet Models
Green Plumbing Tip #1
Fit a sink faucet aerator to the kitchen sink. This will reduce the amount of water you use. Some 15% of the average household’s water consumption goes on faucet use. A faucet aerator provides water under increased pressure, but less of it, so it does a similar job. It gives you a needle spray pattern that’s actually more efficient too.
Cost to buy? Minimal. Benefit to your pocket and the environment?
Green Plumbing Tip #2
Use your dishwasher! This is one appliance that actually uses less energy than the manual alternative. Dishwashers are efficient devices. They use less water than someone standing over a sink usually does, and they usually clean dishes better too.
Buy an Energy Star Rated dishwasher if you don’t already have one. You can save 33% off your old dishwasher bill. An Energy Star Rated dishwasher uses at least 40% less energy than an old dishwasher will.
Plumbing – Replace Toilet Tank Lever Video
Green plumbing solutions are varied and can include solar hot water systems, tankless water heaters, and grey water treatment systems. All new buildings, whatever their size, should implement new green plumbing techniques.
Efficent water use can have a major environmental and economic impact that helps improve water quality and preserve our local aquatic ecosystems.