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Fort Polk

Water Improvements Overview

Water Conservation Improvements

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Water Improvements Overview

Corvias is excited to begin Phase 1 of the water conversation improvements here at Fort Polk. This upgrade will include new dual flush toilets, improvements to your kitchen and bathroom faucets, and improved shower heads.  In choosing the new fixtures for this improvement, we placed an emphasis on how they would impact the resident experience. Our implementation partner, Ameresco, has provided fixtures which deliver no perceivable difference in water pressure or flow quality all while helping to stabilize and conserve water utilities. Your home will be using less water and you won’t even notice!

DUAL FLUSH TOILETS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that 37 states now risk a chronic water shortage that could be converted to a water surplus simply by increased conservation and better water management policies. A conventional toilet is one of the biggest water consumers in any home.

Water Savings

Dual flush toilets are classified as high-efficiency toilets (HET) and comply with the National Energy Policy Act of 1994. While conventional toilets can use up to 5 gallons of water per flush, a HET model uses no more than 1.6 gallons. The low-volume flush option on a dual flush model use 1.1 gallons per flush or less.


The EPA estimates that replacing every conventional toilet in the U.S. with
  a high-efficiency model would save 2 billion gallons of water every day.

LOW-FLOW SHOWER HEADS

Low-flow doesn’t mean low-pressure or a lower quality shower experience. The shower head we will be installing uses a mix of smaller apertures and air to create stronger pressure for a more pleasant shower.

Water Savings

Old conventional shower heads deliver about 5 to 8 gallons of water per minute (gpm). The current standard today is a shower head that dispenses 2.5 gallons of water each minute, our lower flow shower head will disperse 2 gallons or less of water per minute.

Good for the environment

Besides using a lot less water, low-flow shower heads also cut down on carbon dioxide emissions. Since the demand for hot water is lessened, the amount of energy used is lower and results in lower CO2 dispersed into the air.


Showering accounts for around 20-30% of household water usage.

FAUCET AERATORS

They are installed on indoor water fixtures and create a stream with little to no splash. These are also used to shape the stream of water escaping the spout. It also reduces the noise the faucet’s running water makes and increases the water pressure.

Benefits
  • No more splashing
  • Less noise