SOURCE: Mr. Rooter

Mr. Rooter

August 08, 2011 17:03 ET

Wasting Water Also Wastes Money... But How Much?

10 Tips and Tricks to Save Water and Your Wallet

WACO, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2011) - Wondering why the monthly water bill is so expensive... again? You don't have to look too far to find out.

In fact, more than half of the water wasted comes directly from the bathroom. Mr. Rooter® Plumbing encourages homeowners to take a closer look inside their bathrooms (and kitchens) to find out why.

"Sometimes the busyness of life keeps people from paying attention to the little things like a running toilet," said Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter Corporation. "Taking the time to fix the small things and replace your old products can make an impact on lowering your water bill."

Mr. Rooter Plumbing's Top 5 Water-Wise™ Conservation Tips:

1. Replace showerheads with low-flow ones to save up to 25 gallons of water per shower.
2. Trade old toilets for high efficiency ones to save up to 12,000 gallons of water yearly.
3. Install water reducing aerators on faucets to save up to 40 percent on water bills.
4. Repair running toilets. They can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day.
5. Perform a dye test for silent toilets leaks to save up to 400 gallons of water per month.

"Conserving water inside the home is getting easier with the new water-saving products," Thompson said. "We also promote being Water-Wise™ in your home because there are lots of little things you can do that can save a lot of water."

Top 5 Water Saving Tricks from Mr. Rooter Plumbing's Water-Wise™ Initiative:

1. Reduce showers by one minute to reduce water usage by up to 1,825 gallons a year.
2. Leave faucet off while brushing teeth and shaving to save up to 180 gallons a month.
3. Turn off water while washing hair to save up to 150 gallons a month.
4. Hand wash dishes with two pans of water -- one for washing and another for rinsing -- to save up to 500 gallons a month.
5. Use garbage disposer less often to save up to 150 gallons a month.

About Mr. Rooter®:
Established in 1970, Mr. Rooter is an all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company with approximately 300 franchises worldwide. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its "Franchise 500" and Franchise Times Top 200, Mr. Rooter franchisees provide services to both residential and commercial customers. Mr. Rooter began franchising in 1974 and is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For more information or to find the location nearest you, please visit our website at www.mrrooter.com or www.mrrooter.ca. Follow us on www.facebook.com/mrrootercorporation and twitter.com/mrrootercorp

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