Water is a precious resource and in California we know that better than most.
Having a beautiful green lawn, lush landscaping and flowers, or even a raised garden bed all require having plenty of water and with the high cost and limited supply of this essential ingredient, finding ways to re-use water is essential.
There are many ways to “Go Green” with regards to water efficiency in your home. For instance, installing water saving shower heads and other fixtures throughout your house can reduce the chances of water being wasted while taking a shower or washing dishes. we can’t forget to mention that water saving ideas can also equate to savings in the pocketbook.
Some other Green Plumbing initiatives include:
Re-Circulation Pump: Without a re-circulation pump hot water is pumped from your hot water tank, through the plumbing pipes and to the specific fixture that is demanding it. Once the fixture is turned off, the water that is inside of the pipes does not return to the tank but, rather sits in the pipes and cools down. The next time you need hot water, you turn on the faucet and wait for the cold water that you don’t need to rinse down the drain. A re-circulation pump helps to make sure that hot water is always available on-demand when the fixture is turned on. These pumps are inexpensive and very compact and take up very little room next to your hot water heater
Grey Water Treatment: Grey water is a term to describe the water that comes from your bathroom sinks, showers, bathtubs, and laundry or garage sink. This water does not ever come from toilets or kitchen sinks. From these sources, the water might contact trace amounts of food, dirt, grease, hair, and certain health and beauty or cleaning products. While this residue might be pollutants if released into lakes, rivers, or creeks, to the plants and lawn in your yard they are valuable sources of fertilizer. Reusing your home’s grey water is not only beneficial to the environment, as it keeps it out of the water treatment systems, it also saves you money on your monthly water bill as you are not using city water for your yard. The grey water treatment systems that we install are compact and require very little upkeep.
The team at Absolute Plumbing and Drain has more than ten years of experience helping Concord area home owners implement water saving systems like grey water treatment and re-circulation pumps. We are a certified Green plumber as well holding Certification for Wastewater Professionals (CWEA). Making our team uniquely trained and qualified to install, repair, and maintain these systems.
The EPA has very strict regulations about the installation and function of grey water treatment systems. For instance, the grey water can only be left untreated for up to 72 hours, which requires having a system installed in such a way that meet this regulation. Also, there are many plumbing codes that must be adhered to when dealing with grey water treatment.
Being a Certified Green plumber as well as CWEA certified means that the team at Absolute Plumbing and Drain has the specialized and highly-skilled training to not only provide support for these very important systems, but can do so in accordance with State and Federal government regulations.
If you would like to learn how to save money on your monthly water bill, while conserving water and energy in your home, contact the experts at Absolute Plumbing and Drain. We are committed to providing superior and cost-effective plumbing services to each of our customers. For more than a decade the highly-trained plumbers at Absolute Plumbing and Drain have been helping Concord area homeowners implement money-saving systems that conserve water and improve the efficiency of their homes!