Think Before You Flush
Caption plum:Get with it! Install a new-generation high-efficiency toilet
Let's be frank. Toilets are not "top of mind" for most people. When you think about saving water indoors - think toilets. Toilets account for nearly one-third of indoor water use. Toilets are also a significant contributor to indoor plumbing leaks. Toilet leaks can result in 100,000 gallons of water-waste per year. That's enough drinking water for more than 550 people per year.
Just like new-generation low-energy light bulbs have improved, new-generation high-efficiency toilets now combine water-efficiency with high-performance. No more "double flushing" needed! By replacing old toilets in your home with new-generation high-efficiency products, you can save 20,000 gallons of water in the first five years (enough to fill a mid-sized swimming pool).
It's a New Generation
New-generation toilets are a wise investment. Pre-1992 toilets use more than twice the amount of water than new-generation high-efficiency toilets.
- Buy a new-generation high-efficiency toilet that uses no more than 1.3 gallons of water per flush. You'll save about $2,000 over the life of the toilet (more than the price of most toilets).
- Look for EPA's WaterSense labeling that ensures water-efficiency and third-party performance-testing (see Related Links).
- Maintain product efficiency by using manufacturer-specified replacement parts.
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