More and more people are looking for new ways to be environmentally friendly. Some install solar panels and wind turbines, but doing your part doesn't always take that much effort. In fact it can be as easy as doing the laundry or flushing the toilet.
"People don't realize a toilet could be using 6 gallons of water every time they flush the toilet that there is actually an alternative," says Tim Wandtke from Tomeno Home Services.
He says toilets that were installed back in the 40's and 50's use 6 gallons for every flush. Toilets that are installed now, use just 1.6 gallons.
"It's important first of all that people are consciously aware of their water usage," Wandtke adds. He says there are also some small things everyone can do at home to save. "When cleaning and bathing fill receptacles fill sinks rather than let water run while shaving and such."
One of the biggest savings can come in your shower. There are newer shower heads that pump out less water per minute, and you can also, hurry up. "With one of these shower heads, or even with the shower you have, limit your shower to 5-10 minutes. That could save a substantial amount of water."
Many appliances are now made much more efficient. Front loading washing machines use less water than the average washer. Wandtke says conserving water is something we should all be thinking about.
"The government accountability office in 2007 released a report that said that by 2013 which is five years from now, 36 states are going to have a serious water problem," says Wandtke.
For more information on the new water efficient toilets and showers, you can call Tomeno Home Services. The number is (585) 671-6755.