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Water Saving Tips for Toilets
Toilets can account for almost 30% of all indoor water use, more than any other fixture or appliance. Older toilets (installed prior to 1994) use 3.5 to 7 gallons (13-27 liters) of water per flush and as much as 20 gallons (76 liters) per person per day.
Replacing an old toilet with a new model can save the typical household 7,900 to 21,700 gallons (29,902 - 82,135 liters) of water per year, cutting both your water and wastewater bills.
An average of 20% of toilets leak.
Install an ultra low-flow toilet that requires only 1.6 gallons (6 liters) per flush.
To ensure optimal performance, when installing a low-flow toilet in areas with a low drainage gradient (such as basements), consider a pressurized model.
Check toilets periodically for leaks and repair them promptly.
Reduce the amount of water used by an older toilet by placing a one gallon plastic jug of water, or two one quart bottles, in the tank to displace toilet flows.
Consider installing a "dam" that partitions off a section of the tank so it can't fill with water.
These methods can save over 1,000 gallons (3,785 liters) of water per person per year.
The City of DeSoto, Texas
211 East Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto, TX 75115
Ph: 972.274.CITY (2489)
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