One of the most influential inventions for modern-day living is plumbing. Plumbing plays a vital role in public and environmental health. We take for granted our flushing toilets and access to hot water when those amenities are still not available in parts of the world. A lack of plumbing systems can have a huge impact on community health and environment.
Did you know?
- 1 billion people don’t have access to safe water at home.
- 1 billion people gained access to piped water supplies between the years of 2000 and 2015.
- 5 billion people in the world don’t have a toilet!
- 361,000 children under the age of 5 die every year due to water contamination.
Help to conserve water and help out the environment by implementing these methods in your home:
Most of us take 8-minute or longer showers. That means we use about 20 gallons per shower! By cutting your shower time by three minutes you can reduce your water use significantly.
Undetected leaks from the toilet tank to the bowl can waste up to 100 gallons of water A DAY. Listen for dripping or hissing noises coming from your toilet. This is an indicator of a leak.
Technology has improved not only to make our lives more convenient, but also to help us conserve water. If you have older models of appliances, an upgrade can save you a considerable amount of water.
Consider installing a water softener to make your tap water safe to drink for your whole family. This reduces plastic water bottle waste AND helps your appliances run for efficiently.
Our professionals at Just In Time are dedicated to making our customers homes’ more efficient and environmentally-friendly. Call us today for your plumbing needs!