Did you know a toilet uses more water in your home than any other fixture or appliance? Well, it’s true– about 30% of household water consumption is flushed down the toilet. So your toilet is a major culprit of water waste. That’s why the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) supports the use of high-performance, water-efficient toilets that can help save the country’s water resources by reducing wastage in homes.
In terms of federal law, a new toilet cannot use more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush. HETs (high efficiency toilets) are below this standard, using 1.28 gallons per flush, resulting in water savings of 20 percent. And now, some of the latest HETs use a low 1.1 gallons.
You might be concerned about the performance of a low-flow HET. Will it clear the bowl properly and leave it clean? Will it frequently stop up? Don’t worry, advances in modern toilet design do not diminish flushing power at all. In fact, many high-efficiency toilets perform significantly better than their standard counterparts – a testament to the use of computer design rather than the trial-and-error efforts of the past.
Try it today and see. You won’t miss your old toilet, and the environment will be much better off.