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Are Low Flow Toilets Right for Your Home?

Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 11:00 am

Are you looking for a way to reduce the total water consumption in your home? If you’ve been battling high water bills it’s only natural that you want to find ways to save water, and thus money. One way to do this is by having a more efficient toilet installed, which has become a very popular home addition in recent years.

When low-flow toilets first came onto the market, many homeowners were hesitant to invest, unsure if they were really that much better than regular toilets. However, now they are much more efficient and the technology has been improved to the point that clogs and other problems are much less frequent.


In addition to working more efficiently, low flow toilets are typically pretty affordable. The upgrade to a low flow toilet can actually cost the same or even less than a standard model. This is, of course, dependent on the model and just how efficient it is. Even though some models do cost more, however, the savings you’ll see will make up for it.

Consider how much water a traditional toilet consumes. If your toilet is the original one that came with your home 30 years ago, then it can be using up to 7 gallons of water per flush—this equates to about 40,000 gallons of water per year! Low flow toilets, on the other hand, use on average 1.6 gallons per flush and some model even use as little as 1.2 gallons per flush.

Therefore, by upgrading to a low flow toilet you can be saving between 11,000 and 35,000 gallons of water per year. That’s a savings of 55-77% of your water consumption just from one small upgrade. This is an easy way to not only save water, but also save money on your water bills.

When you’re looking to make an upgrade to your DuPont, WA bathroom plumbing system, give the experts at Brooks Plumbing Co. a call!

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