Ask the Plumber: Looking for fun ways to save water Dear Ed: We are building a new home this year and want the plumbing to be state of the art. But, we also want to save water. Do you have any ideas on new plumbing fixtures available that can help us conserve water, while having a little fun? Answer: Installing high efficiency plumbing fixtures is a smart idea in more ways than one. First, many of today's quality plumbing fixtures have been redesigned to increase water flow performance while cutting down on water use. Also, the addition of electronic controls has created a new line of smart water-saving plumbing fixtures. Before we get into some of the available fixtures to choose from, keep in mind that these new electronic fixtures usually require battery or electrical outlet power. So, discuss your choices with your electrician before you start the job. Three of my favorite types of water-saving fixtures are smart toilets that use highly efficient electronic flushing systems, touchless kitchen faucets and showerheads that can also play your favorite music.
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