August is National Water Quality Month


National Water Quality Month: Worth the Hoopla!

It’s that time of year when we celebrate quality of our water for drinking, bathing, laundry, cooking, and all the other fabulous ways water enriches our lives. It’s also the perfect time to ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can in our own households to ensure clean water for our families.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated August as National Water Quality Month. But, even after careful research, we can’t pinpoint exactly who originated this celebration of clean H2O.

Still, no matter who’s responsible for putting water quality front and center, there’s no doubt that protecting our water is worth its own month and then some. After all, water is essential to our survival. Yet, most of us take safe water for granted.


We All Use a LOT of Water

The average family in the United States uses upwards of 300 gallons of water every day! The biggest user of water in our homes are toilets, closely followed by showers, faucets and laundry. Much of the water used for these purposes is hot water. In fact, hot water accounts for about half of all the water we use in our homes.

How much water do we use pie chart from Water Research Foundation 

It only stands to reason that we should all be especially concerned about the quality of our households’ hot water. But have you ever thought about the role your water heater plays in the quality of the hot water you and your family count on for cooking, cleaning and bathing?


What is the Quality of Your Hot Water?

If not maintained properly, particles can possibly build up in the bottom of a traditional tank-style water heater. When dissolved minerals and sediment in your water supply settle to the bottom of your water tank, they can create a breeding ground for microbacteria*. This can be compounded when water stands for long periods of time in the tank.

However, tankless water heaters don’t store large amounts of water. With Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters, you can count on an endless supply of hot water every time you turn on the faucet. What’s more, if you have hard water, loaded with dissolved minerals, a field-supplied scale cutter system can decrease mineral scale in your Rinnai Tankless Water Heater, giving you longer service life and optimum performance.


Friendly for the Environment

A Rinnai Tankless Water Heater does more than just provide hot water in your home – it also helps conserve our world’s precious resources.

With Rinnai’s ThermaCirc360™ technology, you get hot water in seconds, not minutes. There’s no more waiting for hot water to reach your fixture, as wasted cold water pours down the drain.

What’s more, Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters operate efficiently on either natural or propane gas, so energy is conserved as you heat your water.


Isn’t it time you and your family experienced hot water the Rinnai way? To learn which Rinnai Tankless Water Heater is right for you and your home, go to


* United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2018.