Reduce water usage

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Posted by: from Calgary
1/23/2012 at 12:20:30 PM

I'm a producer at Shaw TV Calgary working on environment related segments. I'm wanting to do a segment on homeowners reducing water usage by simply upgrading items like faucets, toilets and showerheads.

Can anyone suggest a contractor or company who would be a good source of information for such a segment?

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Date/Time3/9/2012 at 6:38:43 AM

Hello Chas

There are a lot of reputable companies out your way I'm sure. Check with the BBB and their references.

Here are some ideas for questions

1) Check pipes for leaks

2) Check toilet: All controls, devices, and any leaks

3) Don't use toilet as a waste basket

4) Use your meter to check for leaks

5) Install water saving shower heads, & aerators

6) Insullate water pipes

7) Take shorter showers

8) Turn water off after you wet your tooth brush

9) Rinse your razor in the sink

10) Dish washer/clothes washer: use only full loads

11) Minimize use of garbage disposal units

12) Dishes by hand: Don't leave water running for rinsing

13) Keep a bottle of water in the fridge.

The list is getting a bit long so I''ll stop there for now.

Til next time Chas


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