Water Conservation: Toilets
High-Efficiency and Low Flush Toilets
Replacing your old, inefficient toilets with new high-efficiency or low flush toilets not only saves water, it can also get you a rebates of over $100. For more information check out the following links:
Water Saving Tips:
- Check your toilet for leaks. Put a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank. If the coloring begins to appear in the toilet bowl without flushing, you have a wasteful leak that should be repaired at once. Even a small leak can waste thousands of gallons a month.
- Put a plastic container or displacement bag in your toilet tank. Put an inch or two of sand or pebbles in the bottom of a quart or larger container and fill the rest of the container with water. Put the cap on and place the bottle in your toilet tank, safely away from the operating mechanism. The container will save on each flush without impairing the efficiency of the toilet.
- Consider buying an ultra-low-flush toilet which uses only 1.6 instead of 3.5 to 5 gallons per flush.
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