Posted on Sep 17, 2019

Perez Plumbing, Inc.

Go Low Flow!

It's not just low flow, it's the law. In 1995, the National Energy Policy Act mandated the use of toilets that use no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush.

The toilet is the single biggest water user in your home. Flushing accounts for about 38%, more than a third, of the water used within your home each day. Replacing an old model toilet with a new low-consumption toilet could automatically and permanently cut your home water consumption by 25% or more.

New toilets require less than one-third the volume of water of older models. Low-flow toilets use a maximum of 1.6 gallons of water per flush compared with about 3.5 gallons of water used by a standard toilet. If you are not planning to replace an existing toilet, you can install water-saving devices such as a toilet dam. A toilet dam can be made by simply filling a small plastic water bottle and placing it in the tank. Be sure to place it away from the moving parts in the tank so as not to interfere with flushing.

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