Latest Technologies in Plumbing Designed for Water Conservation

drop of water graphic photoMost of the earth’s natural resources are dwindling in the face of dramatic climate change. One of these resources is water. Water is a crucial resource for residential and industrial applications and hence conserving it is essential.

However, estimates say people waste at least 20 trillion water gallons per month worldwide. Fortunately, plumbing companies in Lehi now have various innovations designed for water conservation for the residential clients within their local borders and beyond.

Your household can hence play a part in eco-conservation with these appliances. The following are some of them.

Greywater Recycling Devices

Greywater comprises that from your kitchen and bathroom sinks, dishwashers and washing machines. There are currently two appliances you can install for recycling of greywater in your home.

Diversion devices consist of hoses, pumps, filters, and valves and will direct the greywater into your garden area and toilets without treatment. Treatment devices will assemble and disinfect the water to varying degrees then direct it into your gardens, toilets and washing machine.

Dual-Flush Water Closets

Your water closet uses approximately 18gallons/day of water for each person. A dual-flush water closet allows users to choose between two flushing modes according to their toilet’s use. Only 0.8gpf is suitable for flushing urine and 1.6gpf for feces in comparison to 3.5gpf in other water closets.

Pressure Reducing Valves

You need about 35psi of water pressure in most of your residential applications. The water which flows in most homes, however, has a pressure of over 70psi.

You can fix a pressure-reducing valve into the main water valve of your home to reduce this pressure to an appropriate level. This reduces water wastage by about 40% and also protects your plumbing material.

With correct installation, these appliances will significantly reduce water wastage in your home. The devices are inexpensive to buy, install and maintain. They will not only reduce your home’s water bill but also the energy used for pumping water.