Learn How to Use Less Water in New Orleans With These Big Easy Water Conservation Tips
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water conservation in AmericaAccording to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the average person can use up to 100 gallons of water per day! If everyone did their part in learning how to use less water, a lot of energy, water and money could be saved. Minimizing the amount of water that needlessly goes down the drain is a big help to environment and saves you money. Every drop counts!

At Bienvenu Brothers, our licensed and professional plumbers can help you implement water conservation habits. We’re dedicated to doing our part to save water by providing eco-friendly plumbing services in New Orleans, such as water efficient plumbing fixture installation. This is just one example of a small change that has a big impact on your household’s water use.

Here are a few other easy ways you can get in the habit of water conservation in New Orleans.


  • Put down the sponge Energy Star dishwashers use as little as 3 gallons of water per load compared to the average of 27 gallons of water used when hand washing. Avoid pre-rinsing dishes before placing them in the dishwasher and always run it on a full load.
  • Go to a carwash Letting the professionals wash your car is much better for the environment. Not only does it help to prevent water contamination but it can also save as much as 100 gallons of water.
  • Test for toilet leaks A single leaking toilet can waste as much as 6,000 gallons of water wasted each month. Yikes! You can find a leak by putting food coloring or a dye tablet in the tank. If the water in bowl changes, you have a leak and should call us right away.
  • Eat your veggies The dairy and meat industries use a lot of water in their processes. A single pound of beef requires 4,000 gallons of water to produce. Swapping just four ounces of beef for a vegetarian meal once a week can save up to 3,000 gallons of water and improve your health.
  • Use a hose to water your lawn On average, a single family home can use as much as 25,000 gallons of water on their lawn each year. That’s more than twice the amount used inside! Watering with a hose allows you to have better control of the amount of water used and is at least twice as efficient as an automatic sprinkler.
  • Refill your own water bottle It takes seven liters of plastic to make a one liter plastic bottle of water! You can save up to 577 gallons of water each year by refilling a reusable water bottle with tap water.

The biggest and easiest way to save water and money on plumbing repairs in the Big Easy is to rely on our eco-friendly plumbing services in New Orleans. Call Bienvenu Brothers today to learn how to use less water in New Orleans!


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We have used Bienvenu Brothers several times over the last few years, and we have always been extremely satisfied with the service and quality work. Bienvenu always makes every effort to get someone out as soon as possible. They just finished a job that has increased my respect even more. Seven weeks ago, to the day, one of our bathrooms backed up in the early afternoon. Bienvenu had a sewer cleaning truck out later that day. Unfortunate, they were unable to clear the line and it was determined that we needed video inspection to determine the problem. When the video crew came out they determined that there was a problem with the parish sewer line. The parish would come but couldn’t clean the line because of a lift station problem. This repeat every couple of days for weeks. Keith and Louis made calls and did all they could to try to get the problem resolved. Finally, the parish fixed the lift station, cleared the line and corrected an issue with our connection to the main line. The next day, today, Bienvenu had Frank and his crew out, and they made the necessary repair to my line in a couple of hours. FINALLY, we can again use our own shower and toilet. Keith and Louis were persistent in trying to keep things moving, and Frank did a quick and great job of finishing up. I can’t imagine ever using anyone else!

Raymond Perry

Dear Bienvenu Brothers, I am way behind in my correspondence, but I wanted to thank you for the quick, efficient, honest service I received on December 19, 2011. My hot H2O heater went out. I called Bienvenu Brothers because of a recommendation. It was so close to the holidays, but yet you made it possible for my family to take hot showers that night. The computer board went out, and Kirk said it was under warranty and only charged me for the service fee. Since I had never used you before, I was amazed. Thanks for everything!

Desiree E.

I just wanted to thank you for the outstanding service on my new State water heater. I bought the unit from Coburn’s and my husband and a friend installed it. It kept coding out and would not work. I called the manufacturer (State) and they recommended that I call you guys. Vint came out and did some troubleshooting. He contacted State Technical Support, and they sent the part over-night to me. Unfortunately, when the new part was installed, it still did not work, so I called Vint, and he called State again for another part. I have never had such wonderful customer service and was very impressed with the employees’ diligence in staying on top of the matter. Vicki called me to set up my appointments and was so sweet and friendly. Louis Bienvenu originally took my call and was very attentive to my problem and made everything happen. It was a very pleasant experience all the way around, and I just wanted to say “THANKS!”  Next time I have a plumbing problem, I will definitely be giving you guys a call. Thanks again and may God bless you, your family and your business!  

Jana H.

To Louis and all the Bienvenu Brothers: A very gracious thank you! Your help over this last weekend with my grandmother’s house is sincerely appreciated by our family. Everyone we spoke with was kind and very helpful. The no charge for the service was over the top! Bless you and your family. 

April DiGiovanni & Family

Louis & Crew: Thank you so much. Your workmanship is among the best. We are very happy with the new bathroom.

Leo & Paul F.

Dear Keith: A brief thank you note for your help with our recent plumbing problems. We were appreciative of your prompt attention. You, Kirk, Louis, Robbie and Chris were all extremely professional, good attitudes and were very efficient. We would recommend you highly to anyone we know needing plumbing-heating-cooling repairs. Again, thank you.

Martha & Al A.

Dear Mr. Bienvenu: Thank you so much for allowing us to pay off our new hot water heater. I also appreciate your help with this costly bill, and also with the excellent service we received from your Technicians. We look forward to doing business with you again in the future.

Albert W. C Jr.

Dear Sirs: Just to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. You all did a wonderful job and people have given you praise. 

Janie F.

Dear Mr. Bienvenu: I wish to commend your entire staff for helping me get my mom’s sewer problem handled in an efficient and effective manner. Your office assistant (I’m sorry I don’t remember her name listened to my plight and relayed my concerns to the plumber. Louis Jr worked with me over the course of two days assuring me that he would give the problem his best effort but could not guarantee we wouldn’t have to dig up the entire front yard. His integrity and dedication got the job done! And then the gentleman (I think his name was Rick) who my mom talked with, assured her that her bill could be paid over a few months’ time, which is “life saving” to an elderly person on a fixed income, who wishes to remain independent. I could not have asked for more. 

Mrs. F.

Just wanted to pass on my sincere appreciation for everything you did with my tankless water heater. Hope I don’t have to call anytime soon.

Gina V.
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