Have you heard about the new trend of earth conservation? Though it has become popular to be as eco-friendly as possible, conserving our planet's natural resources, and keeping our atmosphere clean, is essential to the survival of our planet!
One of the best ways for everyone to pitch in is to practice water conservation! Small changes like using a rain barrel, or turning off the water while you brush your teeth, can save hundreds of gallons of water a year!
Our favorite way of conserving water is by using low flushing toilets to save water. Did you know that your toilet consumes 40% of the water in your home? This is a huge amount when you think about the other uses of what like showers, laundry, and dishes!
Using a low flushing toilet is a great alternative and can not only help the environment but save you a considerable amount on your water bill! There are plenty of misconceptions about low flushing bathroom toilets, though; so we are going to give you all the details here!
What Is A Low Flushing Toilet?
A low flushing toilet is really just as it sounds. It is a toilet that uses less water to remove waste. The first conception of a low flushing toilet dates back to the ’80s, but they became increasingly popular after the Energy Policy Act was put into effect for residential homes in 1994.
President Bush signed the law in 1992 that mandated all toilets could only use a maximum of 1.6 gallons per flush. With the federal law in place in 1994 (1997 for commercial buildings), toilet manufactured went to work to make their models more water-efficient.
Unfortunately, the first models were not as successful as they are today. The original low flushing toilets were not powerful enough to successfully rid waste, and they would often need to be flushed more than once; thus making the point of a low flushing toilet irrelevant.
How Do Low Flushing Toilets Work?
As modern technology continued to thrive, manufacturers were able to develop low flushing toilets that were not only effective in saving water but were also effective at eliminating waste with one flush! The modern models work just as well as normal toilets!
There are two types of low flushing toilets available; gravity-assisted and pressure-assisted low flushing toilets. Let’s take a look at both!
- Gravity Assisted Toilets: There are a few differences with a gravity-assisted toilet and a regular toilet. In this case, the water is released at a higher pressure due to a larger valve. This helps gravity take effect more forcefully. To also aid gravity, the drain is centered in the toilet, and the bowl is deeper in the front.
- Pressure Assisted Low Flushing Toilets: With a pressure-assisted toilet, the main difference is going to be found in the tank. Instead of having a tank full of water, you essentially have a tank full of pressure! What this does is use condensed air to give the water an extra burst of pressure; allowing it to eliminate waste effectively.
With either model, you are going to be saving a considerable amount of water! The average low flushing toilet uses approximately 1.28 gallons per flush. This can add up to a big win for water conservation!
Every Toilet Makes a Difference
Each and every person that switches to a low flushing toilet is saving thousands of gallons of water. If you are in need of an upgrade, or a replacement, you are off to the right start by reading this article!
Water conservation is everyone’s responsibility, but we understand that sometimes life can get in the way. Opting for a low flushing toilet will allow you to do your part by doing what you would normally do! That is why we wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for even reading through this article you have made a difference!
Quick Call Swick!
Swick Home Services is a leading provider of low flushing toilets. We are available for installations, repairs, and maintenance. We would also like to invite you to join us in the fight for water conservation.
We would love to hear from you about how you have found ways to make a difference! Leave us a comment so we can all share the knowledge!