Technological advances over the last half century has been nothing short of world changing.
The plumbing industry has experienced many technological advances in the past decades. “Smart” plumbing systems have a beneficial effect in many ways, from cost-saving to increased efficiency and convenience.
Reclaiming and reusing water will become a major issue in the coming years. A 2013 US Government Accountability Office report that anticipates water shortages in 40 out of 50 states in the next decade. Most of the western United States has experienced water shortages, but as more states deplete existing groundwater faster than it is replenished, shortages are inevitable.
There is no escaping the reality of water shortages in the years to come. Undoubtedly, water rates both residential and commercial will rise as water availability decreases.
The plumbing industry has been a front runner in creating technological breakthroughs. Your Glendale plumber has a wide selection of available options from which to choose. These include:
- Installing a pressure regulator to lower water pressure into the house.
- Pressure-assist toilets that compress air in the tank to reduce water use to one gallon per flush.
- Dual-flush toilets offering separate options, using 1.6 gallons to flush solids, .8 gallons to flush liquids. While these are always an option, we still recommend a 1.28 gallon per flush toilet instead.
- Tankless water heaters eliminate the constant heating and cooling of water in the storage tank, lowering water and other energy costs.
These are just a few of the cost and water-saving tactics your local plumber can provide. At Sav-On Plumbing, we help our customers reduce waste and reuse water and can recommend and install the latest green appliances.