ALTERNATIVE TOILET Options for Conservation and Specific Site Conditions
How often do we think about our toilets in general. Probably pretty rarely, and why would we? The toilet has provided a convenience most Americans take for granted.
The standard fixture we are accustomed to has been changing in these times of water quality protection and conservation. Manufacturers are designing alternative toilets the use much less water and some models that use no water at all.
The old fashioned, water-guzzling toilet of the past consumed up to five gallons of water per flush. Many houses still use these dinosaurs. At today’s U.S. population of 313,883,000, that’s an awful lot of good, clean water AND MONEY swirling down the toilet.
The Federal Government established a national standard in 1994 mandating that any new toilet sold in the U.S. use a maximum of 1.6 gallons of water for flushing.Today’s standard low-flow toilets uses a mere 1.6 gallons of water per flush, and the ultra-low-flow or micro flush designs use even less.
Studies show that these low-flow toilets reduce water usage by up to 46%, saving an average of 10.5 gallons of water per person daily.
One of the greatest features for a water saving toilet is the dual flush option. You choose either a small water saving rinse flush of as little as .8 gallons per flush or a standard 1.6 full flush. There are kits available to change your existing 1.6 gallon per flush to a dual flush.
Some Manufacturers have added ECO friendly 1.28 gallon per flush models. There are many different types of flushing mechanisms, some function better than others. When choosing a new toilet look for one that offers a finish that resists staining, and a design that cleanses the bowl thoroughly when flushed. Who knows toilets better than us, we’ve seen them all in action!
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