WaterSense faucets and showerheads can save a significant amount on your water bill. This water-saving technology helps people make smarter use of resources so that water supplies will still be here for future generations. Bonus: WaterSense will slash your utility bill.
What is WaterSense?
All WaterSense fixtures go through a third-party certification process and are guaranteed to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s requirements. Faucets and showerheads with the WaterSense label are certified to use at least 20 percent less water while performing as well or better than comparable models.
How WaterSense Saves
The average household spends about $1,100 a year on water for everyday use. By upgrading to WaterSense products and EnergyStar appliances, you can save up to $350 a year on average. You can even calculate your expected savings before investing in WaterSense fixtures.
Half of household water usage occurs in the bathroom, so this is a good place to begin replacing your plumbing fixtures.
Showerheads: WaterSense can save about 4 gallons every time you take a shower.
Sinks: Upgrading your faucets can save an additional 700 gallons a year.
Toilets: A toilet made between 1980 and 1994 will use an average of 3.5 gallons per flush. A WaterSense toilet uses only 1.28 gallons per flush or less.
Other Ways to Save
Small leaks can easily add up to gallons of wasted water each day, so pay attention to sudden increases on your water bill that could be a sign of a leak. Take the following steps to save even more:
- Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth or shave
- Make sure the dishwasher is fully loaded before using it
- Only wash full loads of laundry
- Put food waste in a compost pile instead of down the garbage disposal
Bottom line: If you want to replace your plumbing fixtures with WaterSense products, Mark Johnson Plumbing can help. To schedule an appointment, call (318) 257-6167.