5 Tips for Long Island Water Conservation
During the summer months it seems more Long Islanders are concerned with water conservation. This is probably because we tend to use more of it this time of year. There’s water for drinking and staying hydrated, water for swimming pools, water for gardening and sprinkler systems.
At Rebmann Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning we thought it would be useful to share some basic water conservation tips we’ve picked up along our nearly century-long gig serving the north and south shores of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Long Island Water Conservation 101
1. Update Kitchen and Bathroom Fixtures: A simple and affordable method of conserving water is to update faucets. While you’re at it, consider also a faucet aerator. Aerators work so that water pressure feels the same when in actuality, less water is being used.
2. Get a New Toilet: Guess what? It’s not necessary for toilets to fill to the rim after each flush. Look into high horsepower, low energy consuming systems. We so frequently use our toilets without giving them much thought, and they can be huge water wasters.
3. Install a Tankless Water Heater: Tankless water heaters are far more energy efficient than their standard tank counterparts. Tankless systems heat water on demand rather than maintaining hot water in a storage tank. Tankless systems are also less likely to leak and flood.
4. Water Plants at Night: During the day water will evaporate leaving less water for your coveted plant or vegetable garden. By watering at night you are giving the water a chance to soak through the soil and reach the roots before evaporation occurs.
5. Use a Watering Can: Hoses are not an efficient method of watering plants. We think we’re doing the right thing, but when using a hose, we are usually just over-watering. Filling a watering will limit water usage as well as provide a more accurate means of directly getting to the roots in need of water.
Call or visit Rebmann to learn more about how we can help you and your family reduce summer water waste.