Sunday, June 1, 2008

Free stuff!

Yesterday a rep from Capital Environmental stopped by the house. He told me about the TAPS Program which encourages water conservation and is sponsored by Enbridge Gas. Basically they are providing (per house/apartment) a:
  • showerhead

  • kitchen sink aerator

  • bathroom sink aerator

  • foam pipe insulation for hot water pipes

We got two of everything so that we could also install them in our tenants apartment.

The showerheads look awesome. Lots of settings and all are only 4.7 litres per minute (1.25 gal per minute). This is way better than our existing "low-flow" showerhead which is 9.5 litres per minute (or 2.5 gal per minute)

As part of the riot I'm trying not to buy anything new but I figure new stuff that saves water is ok. Especially since the guy just showed up at my door - how perfect!

If you are interested in finding out more about the program, here's the info from the flyer (I couldn't find a web site).


Captial Environmental Ltd


Anonymous said...

Your showerhead(s) and pipe wrap should have been installed by Capital Environmental. Please call Enbridge at 1-877-766-6696 ext. 6199 to report the problem and to arrange for installation.

Trent said...

My name is Trent and I am a manager at Capital Environmental. Please give me a call at 613 667 8561 to arrange installation of your showerheads and pipe wrap. Thank-you for the positive comments.

Green Grrl said...

Wow. Thanks so much for the interest Capital Environmental folks.

But I don't have a problem to report!

We didn't have the showerheads etc. installed at the time because we were hosting a dinner party.

And my husband is part plumber so it really wasn't an issue to install them ourselves.

The super nice guy from Capital did offer to do the install for us.

Anonymous said...

Cool - are they coming to my house?

Green Grrl said...

Yep, I think they are doing our whole 'hood.