Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Dual-flush toilet (link)

"... about 51% of American households are still using older toilets that use more than 1.6 gallons per flush. And, about 35% of all water used in an average home, goes right down the toilet. "

Link: Ed Del Grande: Ask Ed -- Flushing Fight: A Duel Over Dual

2 comments:

pottygirl said...

If you are serious about saving water, want a toilet that really works and is affordable, I would highly recommend a Caroma Dual Flush toilet. Caroma toilets offer a patented dual flush technology consisting of a 0.8 Gal flush for liquid waste and a 1.6 Gal flush for solids. Caroma, an Australian company set the standard by giving the world its first successful two button dual flush system in the nineteen eighties and has since perfected the technology. Also, with a full 3.5″ trapway, these toilets virtually never clog. All of Caroma’s toilets are on the list of WaterSense labeled HET’s http://www.epa.gov/watersense/pp/find_het.htm and also qualify for several rebate programs currently available as well as LEED points. Please go to http://www.caromausa.com for more detailed information or visit http://www.ecotransitions.com/howto.asp to see why they actually work better than any US toilet. Best regards, Andrea Paulinelli, owner ecoTransitions Inc.

Joy V. Smith said...

Thanks for the info, Pottygirl. One thing I wonder about is do these toilets require a power assist? My waste water leaves the house by gravity, and when we lose power during & after a hurricane, we don't have a problem--as long as we have enough water for the toilet tank. (We have well water, btw.)