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Appliances in Your Home that Waste Water

We have all heard the dangerous statistics and horror stories of the numerous ways in which the human race is putting undue strain on the environment, and we all want to do our part in ensuring future generations are able to live long and healthy lives.

One of the current risks faced on a global basis is the lack of access to safe drinking water. In fact, the water crisis has been named the number one global threat based on impact on society, and 750 million people currently lack access to clean drinking water.

There are things you can do to help remedy this problem. These three appliances can help preserve water and lower your Tucson monthly water bill.


1. The Toilet

Of all the water used in the home, the toilet makes up about one third of the total amount. If you haven’t yet had a low-flow toilet installed, doing so could save you a whopping 25 percent on your next bill.

Since not all low-flow toilets perform the same, it’s best to seek the assistance of a professional to help you weigh your options.

2. Washing Machine

Washing machine technology has increased exponentially over the past few years, and the purchase of a high efficiency washer not only saves water but also energy and space.

As you shop, look for the Energy Star Label. With this option, you can save as much as 50 percent on your water bill as well as:

  • Decrease drying time
  • Decrease wear and tear on your clothes
  • Save detergent

3. Dishwasher

The average dishwasher uses around 11 gallons per load while hand-washing uses up to a whopping 20 gallons. By making the investment in an energy efficient dishwasher, you can get your water usage down to as little as four gallons per load.

Best of all, many of the newer models require little to no pre-washing. As you shop, once again let the Energy Star Label be your Tucson guide to making the best purchase.

Do Your Part

We all want to save money, and everyone should do their part to conserve water. These three appliances may very well be causing you to waste water without ever being aware.

The best way to ensure you’re maximizing your efforts is to have a skilled plumber assess your home. They’ll be able to offer further advice and helpful tips.

Now more than ever, conservation doesn’t require a lifestyle change! Call the professionals of Spartan Plumbing at 520-617-1000 to see how easy it is to conserve water in your Tucson, AZ home.