Making Your Positive Impact On The Environment
Since 2003, water shortages from Las Vegas to Atlanta and the Pacific Northwest to New York , have quietly become the norm instead of the exception. Making a positive impact on the environment by saving and conserving water has become extremely important. Developing new strategies for reducing water use in and around buildings, and addressing both residential and commercial water uses has become an extremely hot topic among plumber around the world. Questions arise daily about when and how you as a consumer can start to make a difference.
How can you as a consumer make a difference?
Action Plumbing & Heating is a Madison Wisconsin based Green Plumber that believes by employing both current and new technology, you can and will begin to save and impact the environment in a positive manner and start to make a difference. Finding new ways to save more water by using technology we have available to us right now is just hitting the tip of the iceberg. While this section of the website is very informative, it's sole intent is provide to you the consumer, a comprehensive plan to use products and technologies available to you in saving both water and energy as a starting place in your home or business. Action would like to get you on the glidepath to creating your home with the Best Green Footprint Possible.
The latest U.S. Geological Surveys figures are astounding. The United States currently uses 400 billion gallons (1.5 trillion l) of water per day. Think about it! Of this, Most of this is used for thermoelectric power generation (48%) and irrigation on farms (34%). However, it is important to note, that water use in and around buildings, from both public water supplies and well water, accounts for almost 47 billion gallons (180 billion l) per day. Do you realize that is almost 12% of U.S. water use alone. That is a staggering figure, and you are a regular consumer of that 12%. I know, you're thinking how can what you do make a difference, and how could you do something that will really matter. The answer is a defining YES YOU CAN IF YOU TRY.
Consumers implementing a basic "Action Green Plan " can make a difference. Daily water use can be curtailed by introducing the most current standards with state of the art technology. You can't understand how to save more till you understand what prompts the industry move forward and how that is determined. So let's talk about that for just a minute.
End Use of Water
"End Use of Water" is often discussed in terms of how water is used in buildings and their surrounding landscapes. This is both in homes, business, and in commercial applications. You fit at least one or more of these classes. In commercial buildings, the water use for different functions varies significantly depending on building type. Office buildings and hospitals, for example, could have a lot of high water use for mechanical systems, while hotels may use more water for laundry and kitchens function. While homes usually don’t measure the types of volumes, they are still a major end user collectively.
In 1999 a report from the American Water Works Association Research Foundation tells us that our nation’s residential indoor water use is dominated by toilets, clothes washers, showers, dishwashers, faucets, and (surprisingly) leaks. In that order. And last but not least is residential water use from landscape irrigation is highly variable by climate and season. Sometimes ruled by drought procedures depending on your location, this is something you must consider.
How does this affect you as a consumer? And Why Should You Care About It?
The answer: Because you have plumbing fixtures of all kinds in your home and business. Think about that for a minute. In the average 2 bedroom 2 bath home, each home has an average of 10 faucets, 2 toilets, a shower, a dishwasher, a bathtub and sprinklers. Right now count how many water use products you have in your home. Now ask yourself how can you save the environment by helping your home or business? Go Green With Action. Action Plumbing & Heating can show you how to implement environmental products and save youself and your family money by "Going Green". More importantly, you will be extremely surprised how much you can save if you just make that first leap.
The Action Go Green Program is a way for you to begin right now. Action Plumbing & Heating has a go forward plan that will inspire you and offer many ways to save. Implementing technology and strategy in the best way possible will pay off in the form of saved dollars to you to use for other things in energy and water. And guess what, this will expand "Your Green Footprint". Easy Right
Call us today at 608-249-DRIP (3747) and ask our qualified staff about the Action Go Green Program. Make an appointment for us to visit your home. We have a plan that will impact the environment that begins with you.