Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hidden Savings in Your Bathroom

Toilets consume about 27 percent of the water used inside the home. You can save water and money by checking your toilets for leaks, replacing your flapper and installing a fill cycle diverter or upgrading to a high- efficiency toilet.

Installing an early-closure flapper can save as much as 1.5 gallons per flush.

Investing in a high-efficiency toilet can save more than 4,000 gallons of water per person each year.

Up to a gallon of water per flush can be saved by installing a fill cycle diverter in your toilet tank. The diverter redirects water to the tank and less to the toilet bowl.

To install a toilet cycle diverter on a typical gravity-flush toilet, follow the instructions below:

  1. Pull hose out from overflow tube.
  2. Remove clip or holder, if any.
  3. Insert diverter into hose end.
  4. Push diverter onto overflow tube with one of its arms inside and one arm outside the overflow tube.
  5. In some cases, the hose may need to be cut shorter to reduce buckling or tipping.
  6. Follow these directions and soon you’ll be saving a substantial amount of water.

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