Green plumbing products, or eco-friendly plumbing products, are basically water-efficient plumbing fixtures designed to conserve water, energy, and result in a cleaner environment. And maybe a lower water bill too!
Low Flow Toilets use less water than a standard toilet, sometimes as much as 20% to 60% less gallons per flush (GPF) of water. The average standard toilet uses 2.6 to 3.5 GPF more than a high-efficiency toilet, low-flow toilet, or WaterSense approved toilet.
Dual Flush Toilets are an emerging environmentally conscience toilet that has two flushing options, a low-flow flush for liquid wastes and a regular-flow flush for solid wastes.
Low Flow Faucets can save over 2 gallons of water per day for the average US household. Low-flow faucets usually flow at 1.75 to 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM).
When shopping for new eco-friendly faucets, look for the WaterSense accreditation logo to ensure that you are purchasing a reliable, high-efficiency faucet.
Low Flow Showerheads can save over 2 gallons of water per day for the average US household. Low-flow showerheads usually flow at 2.0 to 2.5 GPM of water.
An adjustable shower head (as pictured) allows you to control the strength of the flow- and in some models, stop the flow of water. A great way to save water by only having the water running when rinsing!
Green Washing Machines
Front Load Washing Machines, also known as horizontal-axis washing machines, can save an average US household over 5 gallons of water per day.
Traditional, top load water machines require your clothes to be submerged in an often excessive and wasteful amount of water. Front-load washing machined don't- using much less water than traditional front-load water machines.