Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 by Rhiannon Goebel
While things such as insulation, crawl spaces, and heating systems comes to mind when talking about energy efficiency, water is also a necessary compontent of energy.
"Before getting into specifics, it’s important to note that there is a close relationship between water and energy — even when we’re not talking about hot water. At the macro scale, it takes at lot of water to produce energy."
Other forms of energy that we would'nt commonly associate with water require it in production. Even electricity needs water with the use of thermoelectric power plants. In the United States, electricity from these power plants consumers roughly 9 gallons of water per kWh of electricity that is produced. (To learn more about electricity and water, click here.)
Conserving water doesn't have to be a struggle. There are various ways to be more efficient in your water usage. For example, low-flow faucets low-flush toilets, and low-flow showerheads are a great way to reduce usage without causing a major impact on your daily routine. Water efficient clothes and dish washers are another great alternative for energy efficiency. With these simple adjustments, water usage efficiency can be made easy and simple.