Going Green with Orange County Plumbing Green Products
Plumbing in Orange County has become more focused on the need to be GREEN. Opportunities are everywhere when you have the right mindset! At Scott Harrison Plumbing & Heating, Inc. we believe there is more to efficiency than just conservation as an orange county plumber. We promote the efficient use of water as a key part of our core values and mission. 36 states are predicted to experience a water shortage by 2013, so it’s urgent we take action swiftly and responsibly. The EPA estimates that if 10% of US homes upgraded a full bathroom with water Sense-labeled fixtures, about 74 billion gallons of water and about $1.5 billion on utility bills would be saved annually nationwide. If all inefficient toilets were replaced with WaterSense Labeled models, we could save more than 640 billion gallons of water per year!
Orange County plumbing professionals here at Scott Harrison Plumbing & Heating, Inc. encourage you to Go to www.epa.gov/watersense to take the “I’m for Water” pledge, or visit www.facebook.com/EPAwatersense
1. WATER TREATMENT FOR TANKLESS WATER HEATERS
Falsken Water Systems | www.falskenwatersystems.com
2. FLUSHING SYSTEM FOR PERFORMANCE AND CONSERVATION
Sloan Flushmate | www.flushmate.com
3. RECLAIMED WATER TUBING
Uponor AquaPEX Reclaimed Water tubing offers all the benefits of standard tubing- flexibility, durability, corrosion-resistance, 20-year limited warranty- with a layer of purple coloring to designate the tubing for greywater systems that supply non-potable, reclaimed water to laundry, toilets and irrigation systems. the tubing is listed to cBSFus-rw and AWWA C904 and uses the same proven ProPEX fitting technology for fast, easy, reliable connection without the need for torches, glues, solvents or gauges. It is available in 1/2″, 3/4″ and 1″ 300-foot coils.
Upnor | www.uponorpro.com
4. PVC PIPE WITH RECYCLED CONTENT
RePVC is a PVC pipe that uses 100% recycled content as the center layer. RePVC is the newest member of the Charlotte Pipe’s True Fit System. RePVC is a co-extruded, solid-wall Schedule 40 pipe. Using recycled PVC expands the marked for recycled materials, slows the consumptuon of raw materials and reduces the amount of waste entering landfills. It is a durable, cost-effective system that is simple to install. recycled content makes up at least 30% of RePVC, while the inner and outer skins of the pipe is made from virgin materials. It is manufactured to ASTM F 1760 and is NSF listed.
Charlotte Pipe And Foundery | www.charlottepipe.com
5. FOOD WASTE DISPOSER
Food waste disposers like the InSinkerator Evolution Excel offer more than just convenience in the kitchen– They can play an important role in helping to solve food waste management challenges. Using a disposer can help divert landfill waste and redue greenhouse gas emissions. It can also help capatable waste water treatement plants turn food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer (check the plant in your area).
InSinkerator | www.insinkerator.com/green
More Updates to Come! Stay Tuned!
Source:Reeves Journal, EPA.gov