Monday, May 11, 2009

P of C Fact of the Day

Don't flush away all our clean water resources!

Problem: If your toilet is from 1992 or earlier, you probably have an inefficient model that uses at least 3.5 gallons per flush.

Solution: New high-efficiency models use less than 1.3 gallons per flush—that's at least 60 percent less than their older counterparts. Compared to a 3.5 gallons per flush toilet, a WaterSense labeled toilet could save a family of four more than $90 annually on their water bill, and $2,000 over the lifetime of the toilet. The WaterSense toilet pictured here is by Kohler.

A low cost and more immediate way to save more water is to remember the popular saying, "If it's yellow, let it mellow ..." Well, you know the rest. Start saving money and clean water now! Learn more about WaterSense labelled toilets.


1 comment:

  1. It would be good if home builders could figure out a way to use "grey water" for toilet flushing after it had been used for showering. A little lesson learned from those homes off the grid.