Green Plumbing Practices: What We're Doing for the Environment

Even though 70% of the Earth's surface is covered by water, yet less than 1% is suitable for drinking. While many states encourage water conservation initiatives through public service announcements and other opportunities to increase consumer awareness, each of us need to make eco-friendly decisions when it comes to conserving water and energy by incorporating earth-friendly plumbing practices.

Power Plumbing is committed to conserving our water supply and promoting water efficiency by offering green plumbing options such as the installation of flow-optimized shower heads, low-flow aerators for faucets, high-efficiency toilets, tankless water heaters, water filtration systems and more!

Save Water

Save Energy

Save Money

Flow-Optimized Shower Heads

Designed for optimal performance at 1.75 gallons per minute to save 30% on water usage compared to those with a flow rate of 2.5 gpm.
Water savings: 2-2.5 gallons per day
Average annual utility bill savings: $20-30

Faucets with Low-Flow Aerators

Faucets with low-flow aerators save up to 30% water per fixture by reducing the rate of flow from your faucets without reducing their efficiency.
Water savings: 2 gallons per day
Average annual utility bill savings: $20-30

High Efficiency and Dual Flush Toilets

Dual flush gives users a choice between 0.8 gallons for liquid and light waste and 1.6 gallons for solid waste. Saves 20-60% of water per flush.
Water savings: 22,000 gallons per year/per fixture
Average annual utility bill savings: $90-$180

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are designed to provide hot water "on-demand". These high efficiency units by only heating the hot water that is needed thereby don't use continual energy required to maintain a temperature constant. This performance cuts water heating costs up to 50% as water heating is the second-largest energy expenditure in most households.
Average annual utility bill savings: $50-$150

Water Filtration Systems & Units: Residential & Commercial

Residential: Whether you're looking to install a whole-house unit or specialty units such as a faucet, shower, refrigerator or garden filter, we install water filters or treatment units that remove hundreds of contaminants from your drinking water supply or removesynthetic chemicals and organic compounds that can be absorbed through the skin.
Commercial: Large-scale filtration systems to remove many water contaminants in places such as large private residences (over 4000 sq.feet), businesses, manufacturing facilities, apartment buildings, retail establishments, health clubs, spas, restaurants and schools.

Useful links

Illinois Database on State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency: visit site
Keep Warm Illinois: visit site
City of Chicago Green Permits: visit site
100+ Ways to Conserve Water: visit site

How You Can Help

Power Plumbing and Sewer Contractor, Inc. is dedicated to improving effective sustainable practices. If you know of any way to help us in our efforts to conserve water and reduce waste, we'd love to hear from you! Please send us an email to:
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