The water sustainability training and accreditation program for plumbers launched by the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) receives appreciation from the plumbers’ community of Canada. It focuses on the various conservation solutions that can be applied in their practice. On the other hand, as a homeowner, there are several ways for you to transform your old-fashioned plumbing system into a green one.
Tankless Water Heater
As the name implies, a tankless water heater does not require a large tank filled with water to provide heated water to a home. Depending on the model you use, you may have to wait a bit longer for the water to become hot, but the upside is you no longer have to worry about your water heater breaking or leaking. Also, your water and electricity bills will be lower because this device only heats up water whenever necessary.
Home Leak Monitor
A home leak monitor is designed to let you know if one of your pipes springs a leak. This makes it easier to locate the problematic pipe, thereby quickly preventing a small problem from becoming a larger one.
High Efficiency Toilets
High efficiency toilets require less water to do their job, allowing you to save water significantly. Since they use less water, your water bill will be lower as well. These environmentally friendly options are labor intensive and may call for specialised tools or equipment, so it’s best to leave the task of installing them in the hands of certified professionals.