We encourage the conservation of water and resources and the use of green plumbing. The article below has some good ideas for how to make your plumbing green.
by Steve Graham through Networx.com
Green Plumbing look for plumbing pipes, fixtures that are sustainably produced, and designed to save energy and water
Even if you have a solar thermal array pumping hot water through your pipes into your recycled copper sink, the plumbing connections could be more green. Some pipes are more eco-friendly than others, and plumbing purchases and habits can maximize water and energy savings. How do they all compare in materials, energy inputs and lifespan?
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is the most widely used pipe material, followed by iron, copper, and ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene), another common type of plastic used in drainage pipes. New polyethylene and polypropylene products are more eco-friendly but less widely available. How do they all compare in materials, energy inputs and lifespan?
Eco-conscious consumers should also focus on saving energy and water. Regularly check for leaky pipes, and shop for low-flow showerheads, dual-flush toilets and water-restricting aerators. Homeowners can also find ways to reduce hot water usage and reuse “gray” wastewater if possible.