“Going green” is not just a cute keyword anymore as it is becoming a lifestyle across the globe. Industries worldwide have been trying new innovative practices and technology to be friendlier to Mother Earth and the plumbing industry is no different.
According to Hardware Retailing, 47 percent of retailers who sell plumbing products indicated that they had customers actively seeking green products for their plumbing systems. For modern plumbers, adding these into their service offerings is not just a good idea for customer service, but also a good idea for overall business growth.
New dishwasher technology that recycles rinse water for the wash cycle can save the average family as much as 700 gallons of water a year. Home automation technology that automatically shuts off sprinkler systems based on weather reports can also help save water.
Using greywater (water that runs down the sink drain or shower drain) for other purposes in the home, such as flushing the toilet, is another water-saving innovation. Once installed, a greywater system can save a significant amount of money.