Crunching numbers for water conservation

| by Larry Acker
Crunching numbers for water conservation

Studies from the EPA and U.S. Department of Energy show that the average household wastes 7,000 to 10,000 gallons of water on an annual basis, by turning on a faucet for hot water and waiting for the water to warm up. These thousands of gallons of water run down the drain because it takes so much time for water to get hot. Every 7 gallons of water that goes through the water heater creates 1 kilowatt-hour of energy loss, which represents 1.5 pounds of carbon dioxide released into the air.

The ACT D’MAND Kontrols System prevents those wasted gallons and lost hours of energy, because the pump system provides hot water on demand. There’s no waiting for water to get hot, and no extra gallons of water running down the drain.

For every 1,000 homes wasting 7,000 gallons of water each year, that’s 7 million gallons of water, 1 million kilowatt-hours of lost energy, and 1.5 million pounds of CO2 contributing to the greenhouse effect.

Put another way, for every 1,000 homes using an ACT D’MAND Kontrols System, the greenhouse effect is reduced by 1.5 million pounds of carbon dioxide, and 7 million gallons of water are not being retreated in a sewage system.

Depending on the water usage of a household, the ACT D’MAND pump can save up to 12,000 gallons of water annually, effortlessly, while providing the convenience of hot water on demand. A real win-win for the environment and creature comforts.

About the sponsor:ACT D’MAND Kontrols® and Structured Plumbing® are registered marks of Advanced Conservation Technology Distribution, Inc.; a privately owned corporation that started as a family business and is based in Costa Mesa, Calif. ACT D’MAND Kontrols Systems are made in America and sold through wholesale plumbing supply houses and national representative groups. The company has distribution throughout the U.S. and six other countries. For more information, visit

Topics: Going Green, Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Fixtures, Water Saving Devices

Companies: ACT D'MAND Systems

Larry Acker
Larry Acker is the CEO of ACT, Inc. D'MAND Kontrol Systems®. Involved with energy, water and energy conservation for 45 years, Larry is considered a leading authority regarding residential water and energy efficiency. Larry has been a featured speaker at major conferences throughout the world supporting ASHRAE, IAMPO, AWWA, ACEEE, PHCC and SB-08. Larry has written featured articles for National Trade Magazines and was the Chairman of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in 2001. www

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