Who doesn’t like a long, hot shower? But did you ever think about how much water it takes to run that shower? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that the amount of water used while showering accounts for roughly 17 percent of all home water use. That translates into 30 gallons per household every day. Water is one of our most valued commodities. That is why we here at Pipe Works Services want to help you increase your efficiency when it comes to how much water you use in your daily life. Installing a low-flow shower head in your home is one of the most effective ways to lower your water use and your utility and plumbing bills. These units also: Can save you 50 gallons of water for each 10-minute shower; Are inexpensive to buy and install; Have shut off valves that save additional water by halting the water while you lather up; Are environmentally friendly; Do not compromise the quality of your shower and cut down on your plumbing bills. Your toilet also takes its toll on your water and plumbing bills. The average toilet uses four to seven gallons every time you flush! Switching to a low-volume toilet will result in a five-gallon — or 20 percent – savings with every use. On top of that, some communities award vouchers to lower the cost of purchasing these energy-efficient toilets. Contact your local water department for more information. Pipe Works Services is proud to serve the residents of New Jersey. We are always ready to answer your plumbing questions about saving energy or offer our expert advice regarding our “water smart” products. We will point you in the right direction and help with installing and maintaining our equipment. Call us any time or visit our website for more information. Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. Pipe Works Services serves Chatham, NJ, and the surrounding areas. To get started, check out our website.