Water Conservation

Lillburn Plumbing Service can help you save water.

  SAVE WATER, MONEY, ENERGY NOW!

Americans use large quantities of water inside and outside of their homes. A family of four uses 400 gallons of water every day. This amount can increase depending on location, the age of your house, your garden, and many other unique lifestyles that we all have.  If you want to conserve water, and save on your utility bills too, Lilburn Plumbing Service has over 30 years experience and can help meet your goals in a manner that is consistant with your Decor and lifestyle.

TOP 5 ACTIONS

With so many ways to save water, here are the highlights for 5 key actions to help you capture the water savings around your home. Click on the "Learn more" to find out additional information for each action. Remember, every drop counts!

1. Stop Those Leaks!
Check your indoor water using appliances and devices for leaks. Check out Leak Detection and Repair.  Worn out flush flappers in your toilets can be leaking and you may never know it without checking.  

  • Check your toilets by simply putting food coloring in the toilet's water resevoir.  Check back in an hour or so.  If colored water enters your toilet bowl you have a leak!

Many silent leaks allow water and your money to go down the drain. To help detect unseen leaks go to Read Your Meter. Studies have shown homes can waste more than 10% due leaking, which costs both you and the environment.

Another large water waster can be leaks in your irrigation system. Fix irrigation system leaks quickly and check for water in the gutters or mud puddles. Inspect your sprinklers and drip sprayers regularly for leaks during the daytime since the optimal time to water is in the nighttime hours when you cannot observe leaks. If you have an older irrigation system, over 50% and even more than 75% of the water can be lost to leaks.

2. Replace your old Toilet, the largest water user inside your home.
If your home was built before 1992 and the toilet has never been replaced, then it is very likely that you do not have a water efficient 1.6 gallon per flush toilet. You can check the date stamp inside the toilet by lifting the lid and looking at the back of the toilet at the manufacturer's imprint of the make, model and date of manufacture.

Dekalb County Homeowners will be required to replace old toilets when property sells.
See the notice to Dekalb residents.  This will be part of property closing similar to obtaining a termite bond.  Replace your toilets now and save money now for as long as you live there.

3.  Replace faucets and showerheads.  Especially if your house was built before 1995.  There are many quality low flow faucets and showerheads on the market and Lilburn Plumbing Service can install a brand that will match your decor.  We install most major brands.  

3.a.  In many cases, you can save water simply by installing flow restrictors on your water outlets without a very noticable difference.

This can be a great inexpensive alternative.  Contact us at Lilburn Plumbing to see if this is something that can work for you.

4. Replace your Clothes Washer, the second largest water user in your home.  Energy Star™ rated washers that also have a Water Factor at or lower than 9.5, use 35-50% less water and 50% less energy per load. This saves you money on both your water and energy bills. There is a current qualifying products listing of water efficient clothes washer models maintained by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency. Learn more about clothes washers...

5. Water Only What Your Plants Need
Most water is wasted in your garden by watering when you plants do not need the water or by not maintaining the irrigation system. Be attentive if you are manual watering by setting your oven timer or some other reminder to move the water promptly. Make sure your irrigation controller has a rain shutoff device and that it's appropriately scheduled. Most water is wasted in months prior to or just after the rainy season when intermittent rains occur.