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Saving Water with Every Flush by Go Green Plumbing

Saving Water with Every Flush

Want to save water? About 45% of your total water usage is in the bathroom, and nearly 27% is in the toilet alone! Older toilets can use up to seven gallons per flush, while the most efficient ones use only 1.28 gallons per flush. That is an annual difference for per person of a little more than 10,000 gallons per year. That’s a lot of water that can be saved.

So what can you do to save water? First, if you know you have older toilets that use a lot of water consider replacing them with new, lower flow units. If you live in an area served by a municipal water supply and pay for water you can recoup your investment fairly quickly. If you depend on a well for water, you just may save yourself from a dry well during a drought.

If you don’t want to replace fixtures, consider ‘bricking’ your toilet. You can use any item with sufficient weight to sink in the water, but bricks are cheap and don’t corrode the toilet parts. Place a brick in the back tank of your toilet to displace water. This reduces the water that flows through the toilet with each flush. And, as always fix any leaks, including flappers that don’t seal as soon as possible to reduce waste.

Have a plumbing issue and need some help? Call the professionals at Go Green Plumbing at 336-252-2999 for service 7 days a week/24 hours a day. If water runs through it – We Do It!