Water FiltrationOne of the first things every household should consider is the use of a water filtration system. A standard system is capable of purifying an amount of water equivalent to filling 3,000 plastic water bottles. This can save you money because you will not be paying the additional price that stores charge for bottled water. You would also have the advantage of knowing exactly where your drinking water is coming from. Water bottles are manufactured by using a by-product of crude oil. More than 16 million barrels of crude oil are needed every year to create the water bottles used in the U.S. If we can lower the number of plastic bottles we use as a country, we can lower our crude oil dependency.
Fixing LeaksLeaky faucets are something that gets ignored in many households. People become used to the constant sound of dripping water. Before too long, it becomes part of your environment. However, that leaking water is costing you a lot of money. A leaking faucet is capable of wasting as much as 70 gallons per day. A leaking toilet can clock in at 190 gallons of wasted water per day. That is some serious damage to your pocket book, and it doesn’t help the environment either. Fix leaks as soon as you notice them. This will save you money and the environment will thank you for it.
You may find yourself in a situation where you are not able to repair leaky pipes due to their having many pinhole leaks rather than one big leak. Replacing a pipe usually requires you to cut open your wall to remove the damaged pipe, forcing you to dispose of the damaged pipes and drywall only to install pipes and drywall that are brand new. The disposal of the old materials and the manufacturing of the new materials will both have a negative impact on the environment.