Use high efficiency toilets to save precious fresh water.
High efficiency toilets can save Arizonians lots of water. When most people think about environmental sustainability practices, water conservation isn’t always top of the list. But water conservation should be; especially in Arizona. From the persistent drought in the Southwest to water contamination concerns in major cities like Flint, Michigan, water conservation is not just a local imperative- it’s a worldwide issue.
Fresh water is also a limited resource. While seventy percent of the globe’s surface is water, only two and a half percent of this is fresh water. An even smaller amount is suitable for drinking. Fresh water is a limited resource that we take for granted every day. If we continue on this same way or doing things, experts predict global water shortages will become much more frequent.
One way that we can conserve lots of fresh water is with our toilets! Toilets use between twenty-five to thirty percent of a home’s indoor water and putting in a high efficiency toilet will certainly save water and money. Toilets are a universal part of the plumbing in any household, and over the last decade toilet companies have advanced in designing toilets that are more flush-efficient, simpler to clean and maintain. A person might imagine that “one-size-fits-all” with toilets but that is not the fact of the matter. There are numerous styles, with countless heights & designs; there are one-piece toilets, two-piece toilets, bowl size & shape varies and of course the height; standard versus comfort height.
For saving water, one of the most important factors when buying a toilet would be the “low-flush” or “low-flow option”. If you do not have a low-flush toilet already, now is the time to switch. Check for the EPA WaterSense label. Toilets are graded according to their ability to eliminate waste per Maximum Performance (MaP) testing, which measures on the number of grams of waste removed in a single flush. The minimum standard is three hundred fifty grams and any toilet with a rating over five hundred is considered to be excellent.
Water efficient toilets conserve lots of water. The American Water Works Association states, on average, people flush the toilets in their homes five times per individual per day. In a house with three and a half gallons-per-flush toilets, this translates to about seventeen and a half gallons per individual per day. For a family of four, using one point six gallons-per-flush toilets saves about fourteen thousand gallons of water per year.
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