Water Efficiency Technology - Someone Please Shake the Handle by Cindy Dittfield

Updated: Aug 29, 2019



How many times have you left the bathroom only to hear the toilet running?

Inevitably someone in the house yells, “The toilet’s running. Please shake the handle.”

Running toilets and leaking faucets are common occurrences in many households - normally it’s part and parcel of faulty toilet parts, or bad washers that need to be attended to or replaced. It’s important to insure that your toilet doesn’t run and that your faucets are leaking. If they are, you are wasting a lot of water. Unattended small drips can lead to gallons of wasted water.


Are Appliances The Culprit?

There are many other water-using products or systems in our homes. Today, washing machines are using less water because of water efficiency technology. The standard top-loader can use up to 50 gallons of water in a cycle whereas today's front-loaders, which are more water efficient, use about 25 gallons per load (depending on brand, etc.). Dishwashers use approximately 3-15 gallons of water depending on how old the machine is and if it is water efficient. Check the manufacturer.

What About The Water Softener?

The way most water softeners work is that the reservoir is filled almost to the top in anticipation of the water being needed to flush the water through the medium in the system. However, when using W.E.T. (Water Efficient Technology), only the amount of water required to flush the system is captured in the vessel saving a lot of water and energy. Let's take a closer look at how the W.E.T. (Water Efficient Technology)

The cost of a water softening system is quickly recuperated when selecting and installing a system with W.E.T. technology. The energy and water savings are realized immediately.

~ Cindy Dittfield, writer for Passaic Bergen Water Softening

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