Climate science has suggested that human activity is warming up the planet. As a result, many people are seeking different ways in which they can make a difference to the environment. Small steps such as adjusting your home plumbing systems and changing plumbing practices around the home can have a positive impact.

Green plumbing avoids using chemicals that may be toxic to environment. For example, materials that green plumbing avoids include solder, brazing and other similar substances that have traditionally been used on piping. Alternatives include cross-linked polyethylene, which is suitable for water, gas and other piping lines.

While avoiding these substances and materials is beneficial for the environment, it is also positive for the health of householders, as it reduces the householder’s exposure to chemicals in water and cooked meals.

Green plumbing options can be easier to install than other types of materials. Similarly, it can be easier to repair and maintain, although this would depend on the material.

As homes and businesses become more aware of the benefits of green plumbing, more green plumbing products will be available on the market for consumers.