Educating consumers on water conservation

Jan. 29, 2015

BIRMINGHAM — In a previous Water Technology article, we wrote about how water dealers can help customers conserve more water.

BIRMINGHAM — In the article, “Help customers lead a water-efficient lifestyle,” featured in a previous issue of Water Technology, we discuss the importance of water dealers educating customers on long-term water efficiency.

In recent years, especially in the Western region of the U.S. facing severe drought, concerns over water shortages have been on the rise, causing many home and business owners to reevaluate their water use. Water dealers must educate residential and commercial customers on what they can do to become more water efficient.

There are several ways people can practice better water conservation. In the article, experts suggest easy conservation tips such as: Planting lawns and gardens with native landscaping to avoid water-loss in irrigation, only running dish and clothes washers with full loads, setting filters to backwash based on gallons or pressure differential instead of time, setting softeners to regenerate at higher salt dosages (which uses more salt, but much less water, as the unit regenerates less) and hot-side-only softening.

The article also offers a list of water technologies and products dealers can recommend to their customers to help save substantial amounts of water, including:

  • Low flow fixtures (showerheads, toilets)
  • WaterSense appliances
  • Gray water reuse systems
  • Rainwater catchment
  • Weather-based irrigation systems
  • Drip-irrigation (especially for large-scale commercial or agricultural settings).

Dealers can suggest numerous ways to help customers better understand the value of water and why they should invest in water efficiency, especially when considering today’s water challenges impacting not only the Western region of the U.S., but also many people, villages, cities, states and countries around the world.

You can find the entire feature on educating customers on water efficiency, here.

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