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During the month of August, Lindstrom Air Conditioning and Plumbing, a locally owned and operated business since 1975, wants everyone to celebrate National Water Quality Month by being aware of how to conserve water as well as reduce the amount of contaminants in it. Modern technology has allowed most of us to take water for granted, but during a drought we are reminded that it is a valuable resource.

Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, but only about three percent is fresh water. And, only one percent of that is able to be used by humans.  With water in such short supply, human actions can make a big impact on its availability and quality.

With the vast majority of us concerned about the quality of the water in our homes, it’s a good idea to install a whole-home water filtration system. “Water filtration is the best way to ensure that every drop of water that enters your home is clean and uncontaminated. It pays for itself and is eco-friendly because you won’t need to buy bottled water any longer,” says Joe Canosa, General Manager of Lindstrom Plumbing. “It also extends the life of plumbing, appliances that use water such as washing machines and dishwashers, and fixtures.”

Canosa continues, “Other systems that a homeowner should consider include water softeners and reverse-osmosis systems.  The best combination of water purification and filtration for each home can be difficult to pinpoint; getting expert advice is a good first step in making a decision.  An expert will analyze an individual family’s use and will test their water, and then give recommendations.”

Conserving water is important for the Earth and helps keep water bills low. It’s especially important during drought conditions such as many areas of the United States have seen in 2012. To help reduce your water usage:

  • Purchase low-flow showerheads and install aerators on all faucets
  • Install low-flow toilets to reduce your water usage by as much as five gallons per flush
  • Run dishwashers and washing machines only when full
  • Limit yourself and family members to five-minute showers
  • Wash your car at a car wash that recycles water, or wash it in your yard to water the grass at the same time
  • Water lawns between five and nine in the morning or after six in the evening to prevent evaporation
  • Water lawns deeply once a week, since they only need one inch of rain per week to thrive
  • Purchase or make rain barrels; use the accumulated water for outdoor plants

To learn more about Lindstrom, visit www.lindstromair.com/general-plumbing/

Lindstrom Air Conditioning and Plumbing
Lindstrom Air Conditioning and Plumbing was founded by Carl Lindstrom in 1975 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Lindstrom has evolved into one of Florida's oldest and most trusted service companies with more than 150 team members. Lindstrom is proud of their tradition of excellence serving homeowners and businesses in Florida.  Lindstrom is committed to investing the time and resources needed to improve the quality of life for the residents and businesses in the Southeast Florida area.

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August 13, 2012