The Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) with funding from the Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) Blue Water Project, launched a nationwide water sustainability training and accreditation program for plumbers. Thanks to the training, around 44,280 licensed plumbers in Edmonton are now given a chance to advance water conservation and environmental awareness throughout the country. RBC’s website provides more info on this development:

“In 2013, thanks to a $60,000 RBC Blue Water Project Leadership grant, AWE launched a pilot program to teach Canadian plumbers about environmental sustainability, high-efficiency technology and water audits.

The Green Plumbers training and accreditation program, developed in Australia, focuses on developing water efficiency awareness, upgrading skills and bolstering plumbers’ role in addressing sustainability challenges. It also has a strong following in the USA where it is delivered by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.

With support from the RBC Foundation and from seven local governments and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, AWE held three workshops across Canada, providing training to 128 plumbers. The result? Some 88 per cent of them now expect to recommend and install water saving devices more often in the future.”

Edmonton plumbers fully support AWE’s training initiative. Now more than ever, everyone needs to take steps toward sustainability and eco-friendliness, plumbers included. As a homeowner, there are several ways for you to transform your old-fashioned plumbing system into green plumbing. Here are examples of those that need professional assistance:

Tankless Water Heater
As the name implies, a tankless water heater does not require a large tank filled with water to provide heated water to a home. Depending on the model you use, you may have to wait a bit longer for the water to become hot, but the upside is you no longer have to worry about your water heater breaking or leaking. Also, your water and electricity bills will be lower because this device only heats up water whenever necessary.

Home Leak Monitor
A home leak monitor is designed to let you know if one of your pipes springs a leak. This makes it easier to locate the problematic pipe, thereby quickly preventing a small problem from becoming a larger one.

High-Efficiency Toilets
High-efficiency toilets require less water to do their job, allowing you to save water significantly. Since they use less water, your water bill will be lower as well.

These environmentally friendly options are labor intensive and may call for specialized tools or equipment, so it’s best to leave the task of installing them in the hands of certified professionals in Edmonton, such as dependable Stony Plain plumbers from established companies like Capital Plumbing & Heating Ltd.