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You’re planning your bathroom remodel and we’re in a drought that might last a few years. As there seems to be no longer term magic answer to California’s water needs, incorporating water savings into your bathroom remodel plan probably makes sense. Both for your future water bills and to reduce some strain on our water distribution system.
Bathroom Remodeling Water Conservation
First, know that half of all the water used by suburban homes in the State of California are used outside the home to water the garden, so that being the case, the #1 water conservation thing you can do during your bathroom remodel is to replumb such that you capture the shower, tub, and sink run off, and use that water for landscaping.
Not only does it re-use good water twice, but the dirt and grime that wash off you and your family members is very nutritious for your plants. They like grey water better!
The image below gives you an idea of what’s involved.
Short of this, you have the standard methods available to you, all of which are getting better over time.
- Dual flush toilets, a control for which is shown in the image at the top right. A half flush for liquid waste and a full flush for solid waste.
- Low flow shower heads.
- A mini grey water system so your toilet tank is filled with drain water from your bathroom sink. This consists of the sink draining into a reservoir under your sink, which is then pumped into your toilet after each flush.
If you’re able to do the full grey water distribution for watering outside plants, do it! You can cut your water consumption in half without anyone in the household noticing.
If for whatever reason that is not practical or within your remodeling budget, there are still many practical things you can do that will drastically reduce your indoor use of water.
Ideally, you’ll do both.
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