Skipping a flush just doesn’t seem right, it’s a personal thing for me but I can’t see it being sanitary. There are so many way’s to go green and to help you save money and in return are also helping the environment. Putting low flow water heads throughout your home is a huge step. Putting in a waterless urinal in my bathroom doesn’t really seem like an option so many greenies have suggested to opt on flushing when not truly necessary.
The average toilet uses between 1.5 gallons and 7 gallons with each flush. This is an overuse of water in most cases. Water is one of the biggest green issues, the earth only has so much water, and so much of it is carelessly being used up and polluted. There are many way’s to make sure your toilet is saving you as much water and money as possible. The first thing to do is make sure your toilet is running efficiently.
Installing a dual flush system is a great choice for those who are concerned about overuse of water. The system allows two flushing options one with little water for liquid and a little more water for those that need an extra push. A dual flush system is available for most toilets and for those who are renovating and replacing their existing toilet can purchase a new toilet with it already built in. Most major toilet manufacturers carry at least one and many people are opting for his option when remodeling.
Saving money and saving water are the two best reasons to switch the way your toilet works now. Before ordering dual flush, make sure your toilet is compatible. Studies have shown that toilets that have been replaced with a dual flush toilet have saved almost 17,000 gallons of water a year.
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