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Rooter-Man Highlights Water Conservation Issues During Spring


With lawn watering, swimming pool filling, and other water-intensive activities taking place during the spring, it is an important season for highlighting water conservation topics. Rooter-Man of South Carolina has taken advantage of several national observances, most notably the EPA’s Fix a Leak Week and World Water Day, to remind residents and property owners in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina to conserve water in any way they can. This often includes inspecting and repairing leaky faucets and drain pipes, which waste more water than most people realize. By repairing leaks and using water responsibly, residential and commercial clients can work together to save water for those who need it most.


Every spring, water utilities in the greater Charleston, SC area see marked increases in water usage. Much of this increase is due to filling swimming pools for use in the warmer months and watering lawns during the critical spring grass growing season. However, there are other areas of increased water use that are unintentional and that raise property owners’ water bills unnecessarily and that can be mitigated with the help of a trusted local plumber.

Rooter-Man of SC reminds its customers throughout the SC Lowcountry of the importance of having their faucets and drains inspected for leaks. Coinciding with World Water Day (March 22) and the EPA’s Fix a Leak Week (March 14 through 20), Rooter-Man’s spring reminders help people remember to give attention to leaks that appear to be mild inconveniences but which actually waste significant amounts of water over time.

A constantly leaking faucet allows more water than most people would estimate to flow down the drain or into the lawn without being utilized. For example, a faucet that drips just five times every minute (once every 12 seconds) wastes half a gallon of water per day, adding up to more than 173 gallons in a year. A faucet that drips once per second wastes well over 2,000 gallons per year. These numbers represent water that the client pays for but gets no value from.

Conversely, having a plumbing technician from Rooter-Man assess the faucets on a property and repair any leaks is an inexpensive, convenient process that creates savings throughout the year. Often repairing a leak is simply a matter of tightening connections, replacing seals, or installing a new faucet. With this simple step, a property owner can drastically reduce water waste and lower their monthly utility bills. With many people already increasing their water usage with swimming pools and landscaping in the spring, plus the added utility expense of running air conditioning as temperatures rise, minimizing water leaks is a great step to take at this season of the year.

Rooter-Man of SC also offers leak detection for more serious issues, such as broken pipes beneath the surface and tree root damage. For suspected leaks, drain clogs, and other plumbing problems, property owners and managers in the greater Charleston, SC area can get in touch with Rooter-Man through their website at www.rootermansc.com. They are also available by phone at 843-402-7799.