Orchard Springs Apartment Saves 322,000 Gallons of Water in One Month After Retrofit

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In an effort to reduce water consumption and cut utility costs, Orchard Springs Apartment Rentals in Marietta recently implemented Niagara’s Green City™ Program to start saving water and money on utility bills.

Financed by Cobb County Water System, Green City Program enables building owners and their residents to drastically reduce water usage and cut utility costs by retrofitting older plumbing fixtures with new, high-efficiency, WaterSense® labeled kitchen and bath plumbing products from Niagara Conservation®.

“Through Green City Program, we hope to attract more interest in water conservation efforts and how they can positively impact our communities by providing financial savings for property owners and residents while also helping save our environment,” noted Nguyen, Cobb County Water System, Senior Project Manager.

The retrofit was performed in February by accredited Green Plumber with minimal impact to the residents and the apartment complex has already saved thousands of gallons of water each by implementing the Green City Program.

What the Green City Program Offers

The products installed on the properties included innovative offerings from Niagara’s UHET™ Water-Saving Kit, which is comprised of an ultra-high-efficiency 0.8 gallon per flush Stealth® toilet – the lowest gallon toilet on the market – and is equipped with Niagara’s patented Stealth Technology – a remarkable technology that uses the combination of air and water working in unison to help deliver a powerful and more reliable flush without residual noise.

Additional fixtures in Niagara’s UHET Water-Saving Kit includes an adjustable chrome Bi-Max showerheads that allows the user to select either a 1 or 1.5 GPM flow rate, a 1.5 GPM swivel kitchen aerator, and two 1 GPM bathroom aerators. All products in the program are covered by a 10-year warranty.

How It Has Impacted the Atlanta Area

By implementing the Green City Program, Orchard Springs Apartment has already seen impressive results to date: 322,000 gallons of water saved per month and a $3,120.18 per month reduction in utility costs.  The property’s ROI per month using the program is $1,004.21.


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