Is Your Toilet Ready for a Diet?

As we go into another New Year the thought comes with maybe going on a diet or getting healthier in the New Year. Well maybe its time for the plumbing system in your home to also go on a diet.

Prior to 1995 toilets used 3.5 gallons of water per flush. With the new Federal mandate in 1994 the toilet went on a diet. Manufactures decreased water consumption to 1.6 gallon per flush saving the consumer 6,935 gallons a year. Well once again it’s time for the toilet diet. Moving from a 3.5 gallon toilet to a new highly engineered 1.28 gallon per flush toilet will save 8,103 gallons a year. Not only will that save on water consumption but will reduce the water going into waste systems which in return helps reduce the impact to the eco-system.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency the average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water a day (more if you have teenagers..haha). On average, approximately 70% of that water is used indoors, with the bathroom being the largest consumer. The toilet alone accounts for 27%.  Many states and town offer rebates for changing out a old toilet to a new one.  If  your town doesn’t contact your local city official and ask them why not

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