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We’re extremely thankful that we live in a time where we have clean running water. However, it’s important to understand how much water we’re actually using. There are so many times where we leave the water running while brushing our teeth, shaving, or even waiting for the water to heat up. It may not seem like a big deal, but all that water adds up which is costly to your water bill and the environment. It’s estimated that each person uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day. While that number may seem shocking, we shouldn’t be surprised by that. Think about how many times the toilet flushes, the sink runs, the dishwasher is used, or the shower is running. If you’re using old appliances they may also be using more water than they need to. All of these factors can add up to a costly water bill and damage to the environment. In this blog post, we will be discussing how you can save water and reduce your footprint on the planet. 

 

Install A Low-Flow Showerhead 

While this may be a bit of a cost upfront, installing a low-flow showerhead will help save you money and the planet. While traditional showerheads flow around 5 gallons of water per minute, a low-flow showerhead usually only flows around 2.5 gallons per minute or even less! 

Turn Off Water When You’re Not Using It

When you’re brushing your teeth or you’re shaving, it may become a habit for you to leave the water running. When you leave the water running, you’re literally wasting water. All this water is just going down the drain, which means your money is going down the drain. Try and make a conscious effort to turn off the water when you’re not using it. It’s something small, but it can make a world of a difference.

 

Treat Baths As A Treat 

It’s easy to see how much water you’re using when you take a bath. After all, you’re looking directly at all that water. The average bathtub uses about 35-50 gallons of water, whereas a ten-minute shower with a low-flow showerhead uses only about 25 gallons. Now we’re not telling you to never take a bath again, but treat them as something that you only do once in a while. Baths are lovely for self-care days, relaxation, and mental breaks. 

 

Replace or Remodel Your Plumbing

Like we mentioned earlier, older plumbing appliances are notorious for using more water than necessary. Replacing or remodeling older plumbing structures can be an investment that saves you money and the environment. If you’re looking to replace, remodel, or repair any of your plumbing systems, Hubbard Plumbing is here for you. We’ve been open for nearly 40 years and have experienced pretty much all things related to plumbing. We’ve been servicing the Long Island counties, but primarily work in the Suffolk and Nassau counties. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to helping you and the environment.