Water-Saving Fixtures: Toilets
Plumbing fixtures are far more efficient than they used to be, doing the same job with a lot less water. Water-saving fixtures are now required in many areas by building and plumbing codes.
Toilets use approximately 27% of the water consumed in your home — more than any other appliance or plumbing fixture — including washing machine, dishwasher and shower. Replacing your old toilet with a low-flow model is a great place to start when “greening” your bathroom.
Low-flow toilets once got a bad rap for inadequate flushing. Modern low-flow toilets provide ample flushing power, while still using just a fraction of the water.
Toilets have been engineered to be more efficient, quieter and conserve water.
The stingiest flush toilets use just 1.28 gpf (gallons per flush) or less.
Low-Flush – Older toilets used up to 7 gallons per flush (gpf), or 15 litres per flush (lpf). New regulations require new toilets to use no more than 1.6 gpf (6 lpf). Installing new toilets in a home with older models will save a significant volume of water.
Dual-Flush – If you already have a low-flow toilet you can still cut down on water usage by installing a dual-flusher that gives you a choice: push one button for flushing liquid waste (around .8 gallons of water) and another for solid waste (1.6 gallons or less).
Water Purity and Home Health
All brands at Kitchen & Bath Classics are engineered with quality materials to aid in the consistent delivery of clean water, primarily with faucets designed to prevent standing water inside the faucet itself.