Water Conservation Services
As you probably know, the entire state of California is currently enduring a hardship. We are all in the middle of an extreme water crisis of epic proportions. The drought is truly taking its toll on the entire community, which is why we must all make an effort to conserve water and help each other out in this time of need. At Dutton Plumbing, we want all of our customers to follow a few water conservation tips to make the most of what they have. Doing so will not only help the environment, but also reduce your monthly water bills substantially. These water conservation tips can easily be followed in your very own home.
Water Conservation Methods
For starters, keeping an eye on leaks and required repairs in your plumbing system is absolutely paramount. A single leak can waste gallons of water each day if it is not repaired in a timely manner. This is why it is so important to have regularly scheduled maintenance and inspections from Dutton Plumbing.
Next, dual-flush toilets are a wonderful installation option to conserve water and save yourself some money when you need it most. These new toilets come with a lever or a button that allows you to choose between water settings. The large flush is used for solid waste, while the smaller flush is for liquid waste. These toilets can save enough water to fill a swimming pool each year. When it comes to meeting your needs, dual-flush toilets can tackle the job and then some.
Water Conservation Tips
These days, water conservation has taken on increased importance. Many regions of the country are struggling with drought, which means that it’s crucial their residents cut back on water use. Whether your city is struggling to preserve its water or you’d just like to decrease your monthly utilities bill, there are a few easy ways to conserve water on a daily basis:
- Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth.
- Re-use your pasta water, instead of throwing it out.
- Use a shower bucket! Place a bucket in the shower and use this to water your plants.
- Don’t wait around to fix your leaks — do this right away.
- Cut your shower time in half (or at least by a few minutes.)
Get in touch with Dutton Plumbing to learn more water conservation tips, and to hear about water-saving appliances.
Water Conservation Toilet
Unfortunately, water shortages and droughts are becoming increasingly common every year. One way to save water is by using a water conservation toilet! These fixtures will also help you save money, as they greatly reduce your water bills.
There are a few different types of water conservation toilets, such as pressure-assist models, single-flush models, and dual-flush models. All water conservation toilets can help to reduce the amount of water that flows into your septic tank and leach fields. Dual-flush models, for instance, allow you to use less water when flushing liquid waste than when flushing solid waste.
Are you interested in learning more about water conservation toilets? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dutton Plumbing today.
Water Conservation Outdoors
When most people think about home water conservation, they picture faucets and shower heads. However, most homeowners also use a lot of water on their outdoor landscape. If you’re interested in cutting back on your outdoor water use, follow these tips:
- Water your grass or garden early in the morning, if possible.
- Make sure that your sprinklers are only watering your lawn and plants (NOT the sidewalk).
- Monitor your irrigation system for potential leaks or blockages.
- Consider adding a shut-off nozzle to your hose.
- To make your watering more efficient, group together plants that have similar watering needs.
To learn more about outdoor water conservation, contact Dutton Plumbing! We’re always happy to help answer your questions and tell you more about our services.
Water Conservation Plan
Are you thinking about finding ways to conserve water? Great idea! Here are some tips to help you create your conservation plan:
- Always check your faucets (both outdoor and indoor!) for potential leaks. Leaks can play a big role in wasting water.
- Don’t flush the toilet more than you need to…unless you want to waste five to seven gallons of water with EACH flush!
- Take shorter showers.
- Always make sure to turn off the water when you’re washing your hands or brushing your teeth.
Do you have further questions about creating a water conservation plan? If so, get in touch with Dutton Plumbing!
Water Conservation Facts
In this day and age, it’s important to be conscious of how much water we use. By saving water, we can both protect natural resources and save money on bills. Here are some helpful water conservation facts to know:
- The average American uses around 1450 gallons of water per day.
- Only 1% of our Earth’s water is potable.
- Outdoor landscaping accounts for HALF the water that Californians use.
- An average bath requires a whopping 6 ½ gallons of water.
- If you leave the water on while brushing your teeth, you could waste up to 5 gallons of water.
Here at Dutton Plumbing, we’re happy to answer your questions and tell you more about water conservation. Contact us today!
How do I report someone for violating one of the water conservation rules?
Here in California, we all need to work together to conserve water. If you’d like to report someone for violating a water conservation rule, you can do so in several different ways. First, you can contact Dutton Plumbing directly via either phone or email. You may also get in touch with us by using our online contact form. Alternately, you can call your local law enforcement office to report a violation. Depending on where you live, you may also be able to submit a full report online. You’ll likely be asked to provide specific details of the violation, including the date and time that the incident occurred.
Do you have further questions about reporting someone for violating the water conservation rules? If so, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dutton Plumbing at your earliest convenience.
How can I conserve water during drought season, and at all times throughout the year?
Are you seeking to conserve water during drought season? That’s a great, ethically responsible choice! You can start small: simply turn off the tap when you wash your teeth or brush your hands, or cut your shower time in half. Other great, easy solutions include using a shower bucket to collect water (that you can then use to water plants, etc.) and fixing your leaks immediately, before they worsen and waste even more water.
Do you want to know more about how you can conserve water during drought season and throughout the year? Contact Dutton Plumbing today for more easy water conservation tips.
How is water used around the home?
Are you curious about domestic water usage? Water is used around the home for various indoor activities, all of which are integral to the running of a household. These include activities such as drinking, preparing food, washing clothes, washing dishes, bathing, brushing teeth, washing pets, and watering landscapes. The majority of our country’s population gets their water from a public-supply system. This system delivers the water to homes either by a city or county water department or via a private company.
Would you like to know more about water usage around the home? Don’t hesitate to contact Dutton Plumbing today!
Are state-mandated water conservation goals still in place?
The short answer is yes. Many state-mandated water conservation goals are still in place, although specific rules will depend on your geographic location and the various water crises that plague that particular area. The entire state of California faces droughts on a regular basis, so water regulators will continue to implement water conservation goals and regulations. The goal is for the public at large to do everything possible to prevent droughts and mitigate small-scale water shortages. The standards and specifics of each conservation goal usually depend on the crisis at hand. Go to your town’s government website to learn more about the goals of your local region.
You can also contact Dutton Plumbing today to learn more about how state-mandated water conservation goals should affect your home water usage! We’re always happy to help.
If you are interested in learning more water conservation tips or would like to take proactive steps in your own home, contact Dutton Plumbing today at (805) 522-1944. We would be more than happy to help reduce your monthly bill and save water for the environment.
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