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Installing a low-flush commode in your home can save you up to 18,000 gallons a year

Recent advancements have allowed toilets to use 1.28 gallons per flush or less while still providing equal or superior performance. This is 20 percent less water than the current federal standard of 1.6 gallons per flush.

Low Flush Toilets Save Water and Money

A large number of companies are offering high-efficiency toilets (HETs). This includes at least twenty-two manufacturers who provide toilets that use 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf) or less. The Federal Government provides information on how consumers can easily find low-flow toilets. WaterSense, a program sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, offers certification for a range of water-efficient products and appliances. Toilets must be able to dispose of 350 grams of solid waste in a single flush. Only water–saving toilets that complete the certification process can earn the WaterSense label.

Save water and be more efficient, while saving on your water bill at the same time. It’s another case where “the little things” really are not that little.

Some toilet manufacturers stepped up and made some design modifications and outright changes to the traditional method of waste disposal to make low-flow toilets more efficient. Today’s gravity-assisted toilets often have design adjustments, such as wider flapper valves (the hole in the center bottom of the tank where the water flows down into the bowl) and trapways (the hole at the bottom of the toilet bowl). Glazing or finishing the trapway to cut down on friction and ease the way for waste is another design change.

Since gravity can only do so much with so little water, pressure-assisted flush toilets use pressurized air in the tank to push the water into the bowl more forcefully, which helps to make up for the lower water amount. This type of toilet works well in disposing of waste, but it tends to be a little noisier than other types of flush toilets, sometimes needs an electrical power source, and can require more maintenance.

If you would like to know more about how you can have these toilets installed, and start saving water and money, call Schrader Plumbing. We can purchase and install them for you. 817-262-0989

Last Updated:

Monday, May 7, 2018

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