Water and energy saving tips for your plumbing on Earth Day
News from KERO 23ABC News:

According to the Department of Energy, water heaters account for almost 17 percent of the energy you use in your home. That’s more than all your other appliances combined.[1] As we focus on the environment for Earth Day, plumbers with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® offer these suggestions for quick and easy things you can do at home to help conserve water and energy with your plumbing.

Tip #1: Adjust the temperature on your hot water heater .

This is quick and easy to do. According to the Department of Energy setting your hot water heater at 120º or lower can help you save more than $ 60 a year on your utility bill.[2] You can also turn off your water heater if you are away on vacation to conserve energy.

Tip #2: Add an insulation blanket

Most new hot water heaters are insulated. If you have an older water heater consider adding an insula…………… continues on KERO 23ABC News

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Weird plumbing problem forces some Walmart stores to close
News from KSN-TV:

TAMPA, Florida (WFLA) – Walmart customers can’t understand what’s plaguing the “plumbing problems” of Walmart stores from Florida to California.

“Must be a major plumbing problem is all I can say,” would-be customer Dale White said as security guards turned him away from the Supercenter in Florida.

The retail chain announced Monday that five stores are shutting down, one in Florida, two in Texas, one in Oklahoma and one in California due to clogging and drainage problems.

“Deciding to close a store is not a decision we make lightly,” Walmart Spokesperson Amanda Henneberg said in a statement.

Henneberg attributed the 13-year-old Brandon store’s shutdown to chronic troubles during the past two years. She insisted repairs will start immediately.

The shutdown blindsided about 400 Walmart workers in Floriday who must now find another store to transfer to or receive 60-days pay for the loss of their jobs.

According to Hillsborough County, Florida, Walmart didn’t notify the county’s permit department either. No one there has heard a peep from Walmart about any major repairs.

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