Nearly 30% of an average Denver home’s indoor water use is from the toilet. If your toilet was installed before 1994 it uses more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush. High efficiency or ultra low flush toilets cut that to 1.3 gallons per flush. The EPA estimates that if a family of four that replaces its home’s older toilets with WaterSense labeled ones, it will save, on average, roughly $1,000 over the next 10 years – enough for the WaterSense high-efficiency toilet to pay for itself within a few years.
For additional water conservation, consider a dual-flush toilet that uses 1.6 gallons of water per flush for solid waste but just 1 gallon of water for liquid waste. A pressure-assist high-efficiency toilet is the best option for using the least amount of water possible. A pressure-assist toilet has a sealed compartment inside the tank that contains air. This air becomes pressurized when water fills the compartment. When the flush button is pressed, pressurized air exerts force on the water in the compartment and water shoots into the bowl. The pressure-assist fixture creates a fast flush that uses under 1 gallon of water per flush.
Mr. Green Plumbing can help you evaluate your options and select the right high efficiency toilet for your situation. We’re GreenPlumber® certified and excited to help you save water and money!