Given the importance of protecting the environment and our natural resources, it’s essential that we all make some life changes and do our part. After all, we only have one planet and our natural resources are limited. While this can feel overwhelming, the encouraging thing is that there are many changes we can make to help protect the environment.
What’s even more encouraging is that some of these changes are incredibly easy. As easy, in fact, as flushing a bathroom toilet. For most homes, toilets use more water than anything else in the house. As a result, it’s important that your toilets are as efficient as possible.
Thankfully, low flush toilets are efficient, effective and can help you save money. Given their many benefits, today we’ll talk low flush toilets - what they are, how they work and how they can help you and the environment.
What is a Low Flushing Toilet?
A low flush toilet is any toilet that uses 1.6 gallons of water or less per flush. For context, traditional toilets use anywhere from 3.5 to 7 gallons of water per flush.
For the average family of four, switching to low flush toilets can save as much as 15,000 gallons of water per year. Obviously, this avoids wasting significant amounts of water, and it will also result in a noticeable decrease in water bills.
If your toilets were installed after 1994, there’s a good chance that you already have low flush toilets as all toilets made after 1994 are required to be low flushing. However, if you’re toilets are older or if you’re unsure about the type that you have, it’s a good idea to have them checked to ensure that they are low flushing. If they’re not, it’s worth the effort to install low flushing toilets throughout your home.
How Low Flushing Toilets Work
The great news about low flushing toilets is that while they use a fraction of the water as traditional toilets, they work just as effectively. The majority of low flush toilets are gravity-assisted.
In these toilets, when water is released by the valve, it flows downward and the combination of the water and the additional force of gravity effectively wash away waste.
Some low flush toilets utilize a pressure-assisted technology. In these toilets, water is stored in a tank under pressure. When water is released, the combination of water and air pressure effectively clear away waste. Both methods are effective and efficiently use water. So, making the transition to them is a no-brainer!
Conscientious Water Use
We appreciate all of the efforts that you’re making to protect the environment and our natural resources. It’s because of efforts like yours that we’re going to be able to protect our environment.
Keep up the good work, and keep thinking of new ways to help protect the environment.
Please share any conservation ideas that you have and contact us today at (608) 837-9367 if you have any questions about the toilets in your home or need low flush toilets installed.