Last updated on April 28th, 2021 at 11:02 pm
It may seem that people use the largest amount of water while taking a shower or bath or washing the dishes. However, you can’t forget about how much water just one toilet flush uses. That’s why reducing the amount of water used per flush can really add up. The best way to accomplish this is to install a water-saving toilet. We have some other useful tips in this article too.
How to Save Water With Your Toilet
Put a Bottle in the Toilet Tank
You can use a plastic bottle, put some rocks or sand inside, and fill it with water. When you put this bottle in your toilet tank, there will be less space that needs to fill with water after each flush. With this little trick, you can save up to 10 gallons per day. However, you should be careful when installing the bottle – it mustn’t touch the toilet’s working parts.
Check Toilets for Leaks
Even if your toilet seems to be working perfectly, and you aren’t experiencing any obvious problems, check the workings of your toilet about once a month. Just one leak can cause a huge water loss, and it can be expensive in the long run if you don’t handle any problems right away. Plumbing professionals recommend changing the inside parts of your toilet about once every two years to save water and prevent plumbing issues.
Most toilets on the market today use about two gallons of water with each flush, which is more than you might have realized. Of course, some water-saving toilets use less water. Many have a 1.28 gallon system, which uses a little more than half as much water as a standard toilet. However, you can also use a “half-flush.” Just don’t flush the toilet all the way. Try to do this, and you will see a big difference in the amount of water you use.
Install Water-Saving Toilets
As noted before, water-saving toilets can reduce water usage by about half. However, that doesn’t mean they are less powerful. The manufacturers of these toilets use a high-level dual-siphon or gravity-flushing system. These designs prevent clogs, and can even been tested to handle something as large as a bucket of tennis balls! By the way, there are both budget and premium options, so you can find an option that will work for your budget and your bathroom.
Save Water in Your Toilet Effortlessly
Saving water is the first step to saving energy in your house. Using the tips above takes a little effort, but you’ll save more money than you may think. And following these tips doesn’t mean that you need to limit yourself when it comes to water usage. You just need to be more intentional about using water. I hope you will find these tips helpful, and that they get you thinking about saving one of our most valuable resource — water.
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