Did you know that the average US household wastes 10,000 gallons of water every year in leaks? You can wash 270 laundry loads with this water (Source: WaterSense- an EPA partnership program). Household leaks cost the nation one trillion gallons of water every year. 11 million homes can live on this water for one year.
The irony is that 1.5 billion people all over the world cannot access safe and clean water. Wastage of water is only one problem. There are many other issues that need our urgent attention like recycling of the materials that we use. Green living is an important part of our company philosophy. Every time we undertake a project, we try to minimize our carbon footprint and conserve and recycle materials.
How WaterWork Plumbing Has Gone Green
We are very concerned about the environment and we are continually trying to find ways to protect it. So whether it is by plugging leaks to save water, advising customers on how to conserve water, or recycling cardboard packaging, polythene, scrap metals or copper, we are doing what we can for the environment. In our line of work, we come across a lot of material that can be recycled.
Cardboard Packaging Recycling
Did you know that it takes 24 trees – 40 feet tall and having a diameter of 6-8 inches each to produce one ton of writing and printing paper? We did not know either. So when we found out, we decided to start an extensive recycling program in which all of the cardboard, scrap metals and copper that we have to dispose of is recycled rather than thrown away. In doing this, we recycle a substantial amount of cardboard packaging waste every year.
Scrap Metal and Copper Recycling
Scrap metal presents a serious waste management problem. The production of primary metals also leads to severe environmental problems. Using recycled material to make steel uses just 25 percent of the energy consumed in making steel otherwise.
Like other useful minerals, copper reserves are also limited. Copper’s non-corrosive nature makes it a good material to make pipes, bathroom fixtures and sink faucets. When the time comes to replace, the copper can be recovered by recycling.
We continue to look for better ways to recycle the waste material we handle or recover. To learn more about our green plumbing initiatives and how we are working for a safer and cleaner environment, please contact us by calling us at (248) 5428022 or by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.