Water conservation is the most cost-effective and environmentally sound way to reduce our demand for water. This stretches our supplies farther, and protects our precious oceans, lakes and rivers. For example, the city of Los Angeles has grown by 1 million people since the 1970s, but still uses the same amount of water. Using less water also puts less pressure on our sewage treatment facilities, and uses less energy for water heating.
Saving water also saves energy. 6.5% of the energy used in the state of California is for pumping and treating water–in fact, pumping water accounts for 2-3% of all the electricity used in most states. And for your personal energy bill, using less hot water saves on water heating. On the flip side, saving energy and using alternative energy saves water–electricity production from fossil fuels and nuclear energy is responsible for 39% of all freshwater withdrawals in the nation.
One of the most cost effective ways to conserve water in to install a temperature controlled hot water recirculation valve, which provides instant hot water to your plumbing (so water is not wasted down the drain waiting for water to run hot at your faucet or shower). The “Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve” is a simple eco-friendly DIY installation (no water pump required) can save an average household up to 17,000 gallons per year. It also saves energy costs by reheating warm water instead of ground temperature water.
Install a temperature controlled hot water recirculation valve, which provides instant hot water (so water is not wasted down the drain waiting for water to run hot at your faucet or shower). This simple DIY installation (no water pump required) provides faster hot water which can save an average household up to 17,000 gallons per year. It also saves energy costs and can prevent pipe freezing.