Water is liquid life. And for your home to truly thrive, it’s important to think holistically about what systems you can put in place to most wisely use this precious resource.
Thankfully, there are lots of tools and components that a sustainability-minded homeowner can incorporate:
- Rainwater Harvesting and Water Storage Tanks – harness the power of free water falling from the sky, to use in landscaping, cleaning, car washing, or treat your harvested rainwater for household use.
- Water Filtration and Purification – ensure that you are using water that is pure and high quality. In particular, good water purification allows you to use harvested rainwater in a variety of applications (drinking, showering, washing dishes and clothes, etc).
- Water Saving Fixtures and Appliances – this is an area where the average person can save a lot of water, simply by using low-flow faucets, water saving shower heads, and other appliances designed to use less water.
- Greywater Recycling – millions of homes let water run down the drain that could be used again! Greywater systems make use of this water by recycling it to be used again in the yard, or for flushing toilets. Brilliant and simple.
- Eco Friendly Septic – Although low flow toilets can help to offset the normal water usage for sanitation purposes, in some locations, homeowners have the option of incorporating an eco-friendly septic system to save even more water.