Did you know that the average Lake Mary Fl resident uses 128 gallons of water per day? The shower alone uses 30 gallons a day. Brushing teeth use 2-3 gallons per day. When you shave that’s another 10-15 gallons,  washing dishes in a dishwasher 9-12 gallons and flushing your toilet is 5-7 gallons. This does not include watering your lawn or if you wash your car. There are a lot of ways to save water in Lake Mary FL. Did you know by having a Lake Mary plumber install water efficient toilets in a household of a family of 4 you would save roughly 3 swimming pools of water a year, which is about 23,000 gallons. Also by changing your faucet aerator out in all your sinks with a low flow aerator you can save up to 30,000 gallons of water annually. They are fairly easy to install by the Lake Mary homeowner or your plumber. If you change your old shower head you can save 70% annually as most old shower heads have a flow rate of 6.5 gallons per minute where the low flow shower heads are 2.5 gallons or less. Also the average Lake Mary resident takes 8 minute showers using 17 gallons of water. If you cut your time in the shower down to 5 minutes you can save up to 10 gallons of water each time you shower not to mention the energy to heat the water. We at Drain Genie Plumbing suggest keeping baths to a minimum to save water other than if you have a leak in the tub drain there really isn’t anyway to save water when taking a bath other then not filling the tub all the way this is the only way to conserve water when taking a bath. Now as far as the toilets there are some draw backs the high efficient toilets of 1.28-1.6 gallons can empty the toilet of solids very well but they also reduce the water and waste usage for each flush which is a draw back on some older homes to push the waste through your Lake Mary sewer lines. If you have an older home sometimes it takes up to 5 gallons of water to push the waste through your sewer lines into the city sewer. That is why high efficient toilets are not recommended for older homes, they may cause your drains to back-up. If you have any plumbing or water saving questions you can contact us at 407-519-1020. We serve Lake Mary, Longwood, Orlando, Deltona, Oviedo, Sanford, Apopka, Winter Park and all of central Florida.