Water Conservation

Resource Wise offers a number of water conservation services:

Replacing Aerators and Shower Heads Help to Conserve Water and Energy!

One of the most inexpensive and easy ways to conserve water and energy is to replace old aerators with low flow aerators. Compared to 2.2 gpm aerators, 1.5 gpm aerators reduce water flow by 32%. 1.0 gpm aerators reduce water flow by 54%, and 0.5 gpm aerators reduce water flow by 77%.

Resource Wise offers residential and commercial water efficient aerators that not only saves resources, but also offers exceptional performance. Aerators are available in 0.35/0.5/1.0/1.5 gpm lavatory faucet aerators; 1.2 gpm swivel kitchen sprays, 1.5 & 2.2 gpm swivel Bubble Stream; and 0.5/1.0/1.5 laminar aerators for hospitals; 1.0- 2.5 gpm shower flow regulators and adapters as well as check valves that reduce water pressure and prevents damage to the faucet. Aerators are available in 0.35/0.5/1.0/1.5 gpm lavatory faucet aerators; 1.2 gpm swivel kitchen sprays, 1.5 & 2.2 gpm swivel Bubble Stream; and 0.5/1.0/1.5 laminar aerators for hospitals; 1.0- 2.5 gpm shower flow regulators and adapters as well as check valves that reduce water pressure and prevents damage to the faucet.

Showering accounts for about 30% of a home’s total water consumption. Old showers used to use up to 5 gallons of water per minute. Water-saving shower heads produce about 2 gallons per minute. You can cut usage even more with high-efficiency, water-saving showerheads─ 1.0/1.5 GPM─ you can also lower your water heating bills and get a consistently satisfying shower. Resource Wise offers WaterSense shower heads that are available in 1.0/1.5 GPM. Also available is a two-flow rate showerhead that allows you to choose the water flow to maximize your water savings.

WaterSense labeled products such as aerators, shower heads, and toilets are high performing, water efficient fixtures that help reduce water use and save money on water and energy bills.

Repairing leaks to Conserve Water

  • Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day.
  • Common types of leaks found in the home include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves.
  • A leaky faucet is a common household water waster. A steady drip at the rate of one drop per second wastes 192 gallons of water in a month!
  • A showerhead leaking at 10 drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons per year.
  • A leaking toilet can waste up to 50 or more gallons of water per day. A toilet can leak through the overflow pipe, the flapper, or the tank/bowl seal.
  • Other leaks to look for are:
  • Water softener or RO unit backwash valve
  • Evaporative cooler water line or connections
  • The temperature and relief valve (T & P) on a hot water heater
  • Main line
  • As much as 50% of the water used outdoors is wasted from inefficient watering methods and systems.
  • The evaporative cooler’s bleed system should be directed to water landscaping or to a rain barrel for later use on landscaping. An evaporative cooler uses an average of 66 gallons per day.
  • A pressure test on the water system will confirm any piping or plumbing leaks
  • Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10 percent on their water bills.

H2O Analytics

H2O Analytics is a cloud-based analytic and messaging service for water utilities. It combines data from existing billing, metering, SCADA and GIS systems with their powerful algorithms to continuously monitor distribution losses at a zone level. The system communicates with customers via email, text/sms and phone to notify them of past due amounts, pending cut-offs, possible leaks, maintenance, outages and more. It evaluates meter usage patterns to identify under-registering meters and reduce apparent losses. This technology assists utilities in reducing water losses, improves customer satisfaction and encourages water conservation. The increased use of smart metering, SCATA and other network-enabled sensor devices is resulting in volumes of data to be analyzed.

 

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