Water Saving Faucets Now Available

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The ongoing unfortunate drought situation in California is raising awareness as to how water is such a precious resource. It’s long been suggested to turn off the water while you brush your teeth and to be mindful of how long you shower. Low flush, or water saving, toilets came onto the market in the 1990s. They use 1.6 gallons per flush vs. the 3.5 gallons older styles used. There are even dual-flush toilets available now to further conserve water.

What is a water saving faucet?

In addition to low flush toilets, you can install water saving faucets. Bathroom sink faucets that are WaterSense-certified or adding more efficient 1.5 gpm aerators to 2.2 gpm faucets can save water in small but impactful ways.  Kohler recommends changing your bathroom sink faucet or aerator for a more efficient faucet.

Aerators are small collar-like applications attached to a faucet, containing a fine mesh grid that allows air to be mixed with the solid stream of water. The water pressure remains the same, but the actual volume of water is reduced – the more air introduced into the water stream, the more water saved.