GS Plumbing Puts a Stop to Water Waste on World Water Day

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World Water Day is March 22. GS Plumbing has some tips to put a stop to water waste in honor of the 20th anniversary of World Water Day.

World Water Day is March 22. It’s an observance that was started by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The day focuses attention on the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater resources. GS Plumbing of Greenville has some information and tips to put an end to water waste that anyone can follow.

One dripping faucet can waste more than 180 gallons of water per month and 2,160 gallons per year. Due to inefficient water heaters, people run showers and faucets waiting for warm water, wasting an average of 9,000 gallons per year. A single leaky toilet can waste tens of thousands of gallons in a year.

In 1994, the National Energy Policy Act was passed setting standards on all plumbing fixtures to be more efficient. If a home is more than 15 years old, residents could be wasting thousands of gallons of water each year.

Here are a few solutions to slow down water waste:
1. Eliminate drippy faucets and leaks by installing new faucets and showerheads.
2. Install aerators in old faucets
3. Install new toilets

Toilets use 30 percent of every home's water supply. New faucets, showerheads, and toilets can reduce water waste as much as 60 percent, saving the homeowner hundreds of dollars and also saving the environment.

About the company:

GS Plumbing has over 35 years experience in all aspects of the plumbing field. They are accredited with the BBB, a Member of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, licensed and insured, and offer 24 hour Emergency Service. GS Plumbing has been awarded the prestigious 2011 and 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately five percent of all the businesses rated on the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies. GS Plumbing offers plumbing services beyond fixing clogged drains. They are also equipped for bathroom and kitchen remodeling, water filter installation, and can service tankless water heaters. For more information, please visit their website at

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