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The 2015 Plumbing Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

2015 was another great year plumbers and we wanted to share with you the most interesting facts that relate to plumbing.

  • Plumbing Facts 2015In the USA, 757 billion gallons of water have been saved due to WaterSense rated, High Efficiency Toilets (HETs) since 2006
  • When a leaky faucet drips at a rate of one drip per second, it can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water every year. That’s enough to fill a truck!
  • $14.2 billion dollars of consumer savings in water and energy bills due to WaterSense products
  • The average family of four could save at least 16,000 gallons of water a year and more than $100 in water bills by updating to a 1.6 gpf model toilet; 1.28 gpf rated toilets would save an additional 650 gallons per year
  • If we did not change from 3.5 gallon toilets in 1992 we would be using 437 billion more gallons of water per year
  • EPA estimates that if every household in the US converted to WaterSense products, our nation could save 3 trillion gallons of water and over $17 billion dollars annually.
  • Plumbing Facts 2015In 2013, the USA achieved a water savings of over 90,000 gallons per minute with new High Efficiency Toilets (HET)
  •  Albert Einstein said that if he could live his life all over again, that he would be a plumber. He was even made an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union.
  •  Depending on how many people are living in your home, you’ll need to have your septic tank pumped every five to seven years.
  •  With 8 million pounds of popcorn, 28 million pounds of potato chips, and 1 billion chicken wings consumed every year during the super bowl, it’s no wonder that the toilet is flushed more times during half time than any other time of the year.
  • King George IIOn October 25, 1760, King George II of Great Britain died when he fell off the toilet.
  • Three out of four people prefer their toilet paper to have the flap in the front, according to a recent study. (The study cost more than $100,000. Was it really worth it?)

Health and Safety

  • 884 million people in the world, approximately 1 in 8, do not have access to safe water
  • 2.5 billion people across the globe lack access to adequate sanitation services
  • 1.4 million children die every year, 1 child every 20 seconds, from diarrhea caused by unclean water and poor sanitation
  • 443 million school days are lost each year to water-related diseases

To find out more about your home’s plumbing and how it works, visit your local plumbing repair company, A to Z Statewide Plumbing, at 1-800-930-1123.

Aaron Atkins

When not focused on supplying your home or business with helpful tips and suggestions and the highest level of plumbing, sewer, and drainage needs, Aaron likes to stay on the cutting edge of the automotive, marketing, motorcycle, and technology fields. He currently resides in South Florida with his wife and three children. He is a self-proclaimed social media wiz, an avid runner, and prefers to stay highly caffeinated at all points in time.