According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “the average household spends as much as $500 per year” on water and sewer bills. There are now modern technologies and strategies that can be employed to save water and save money — reducing water expenses by 30-50%.
A lot of energy is spent to treat and deliver water to homes. Reducing household water use translates into reduced energy demands in supplying and treating public water supplies, resulting in dramatic savings.
Besides using too much energy, most households have to pay for water, and the cost per gallon continues to rise every year. Of the total water use in a given household, nearly half is spent in the bathroom. And, toilets are the biggest water-wasters inside most homes, accounting for about 27% of the daily water use. Older toilets can use from 3.4 to 7.0 gallons of water per flush!
Fortunately, a household can significantly curb its toilet water usage by taking advantage of modern technologies and installing a High Efficiency Toilet (HET). U.S. Federal plumbing standards now specify that new toilets can only use up to 1.6 gallons per flush (GPF), and there are HETs that use up to 1.28 GPF. And now, advanced designs of HETs are cutting the GPF to less than 1.0 GPF, reaching as low as 0.50 GPF.
For instance, Acquamatic a top manufacturer of water-saving bathroom products from Brazil, produces HETs that surpass US Federal Law mandates that any new manufactured toilets must not use more than 1.6 GPF. These low-flow toilets consume only 0.53 GPF. The toilets are made of ABS, which is impact-resistant and tough — eight times stronger than ordinary toilets, five times lighter than ordinary toilets, and more durable than ordinary toilets.
Even better, Acquamatic’s prices are unbelievable because not only are they lower than other companies, but the Brazilian currency has devalued, making its pricing practically unbeatable. Acquamatic also produces water saving products such as timed taps and aerated shower heads. Replacing your older fixtures with these new, water-saving ones can reduce your bathroom water usage by 50-80%.
If you are sourcing water-saving bathroom fixtures, especially HETs, be sure to confirm the efficiency and the quality of each product. If you can match that with a low cost, then you are on your way to saving money, energy and the environment. You can learn more about this topic and about Acquamatic by using B2Brazil.com, Brazil’s largest B2B trade portal, located at www.B2Brazil.com.