Earth Day has come and gone but it’s not too late to learn how to save water in Seattle and beyond! Water is a renewable resource but it’s not an infinite one. The majority of Earth’s water is not fresh (as in salty ocean water) and is undrinkable. Everyone doing their part to use less water ensures there’s plenty to go around now and for future generations.
You’d be surprised how easy water conservation can be! Regular plumbing maintenance is a simple way to reduce your home’s water usage and saving money. For example, a leaky faucet can waste as much as 3,000 gallons of water in year! At Raymark Plumbing & Sewer, we’ve been helping the Seattle community save water and money since 1977 with our highly reviewed Seattle plumbing services.
6 Water Saving Tips
Learn how to save water in Seattle the easy way with these simple tips!
- Ditch bottled water Quench your thirst by refilling a reusable water bottle with tap water instead of buying bottled. Seven liters of water is needed to make a single one liter water bottle! You can save as much as 577 gallons of water per year by doing this.
- Make the switch You can’t afford to hang onto old and outdated plumbing appliances and fixtures. These water wasters are costing you and the environment a lot more than you think. Upgrading to WaterSense fixtures is a simple water conservation effort that can reduce your home’s water use by up to 30%.
- Brush responsibly Never leave the faucet on while brushing your teeth or shaving. You may think it’s a quick process but it can waste as much as four gallons of water in just two minutes. Turning of the tap while brushing can save up to 200 gallons of water each month.
- Bring a bucket in the shower It may sound weird at first but you can use a bucket to collect the initial flow of cold water while you wait for it to heat up before your shower. That water can then be used to flush a toilet or water the garden.
- Irrigate at the right time Evaporation will prevent 14% of the water from actually getting to the plants’ roots if you water them in the middle of the day. You can save 87 gallons of water each week by watering your lawn and garden in the early morning or evening.
- Find and fix leaks 100 gallons of water could be wasted each day by a small 1/16 inch faucet leak. Call us to have leaks and other plumbing problems fixed right away to save money and prevent water wasting.
Although water efficiency in plumbing has always been the standard, our environmentally conscious Seattle plumbing service takes this one step further. You can rely on Raymark Plumbing & Sewer to help you save money, water, and the environment!