September 15, 2008


If you don’t have a low flush toilet and will not be replacing your toilet soon but would like to conserve water fill up 1/2 gal plastic container with some sand and water and place in the tank of your toilet (away from the flushing mechanism) to save water when flushing.

How many times do your toilets get flushed during the day? You can calculate how many gallons you are saving by the volume of the container you place inside your toilet times the amount of flushes per person per day. 

Here are some tips on the new low flush toilets which are inexpensive to buy and install. Every little bit helps- isn’t that amazing?

2 Responses to “Flushing”

  1. Mike Says:

    Joan, thanks for adding this great topic. So much water is wasted with each flush!! We take milk jugs, fill them with water and put them in the tank. That displaces a lot of water. I also purchased a number of low-flow aerators and a showerhead (from http://www.eartheasy.com) which I like very much. Have you seen this toilet? It’s got a different design, and is super low flush, but I don’t know about it because i haven’t seen it before… here’s the link: http://eartheasy.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=N2225
    take a look and tell us what you think!

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