July 2, 2009

Saving Water Through the Use of Dual Flush Toilet

Water as a universal solvent has many uses; that’s why it’s scary to think that one day it is possible that we will face a water crisis. Water is very important and we can’t live without it that's why we need to learn how to save water.

The question is how can we save water?

There are many ways to save water. I think the most important thing to do is to start saving water in our own household. Maybe you are one of those who doesn’t care if you use so much water when you use the faucet, the shower etc.

One of the best things that we can do that would definitely help save our water is through installing a dual flush conversion kit on every toilet in our house. We use a lot of water in flushing down the toilet and maybe it is where we use our water the most. Using dual flush toilet will lessen the use of water every time we use the toilet making us save water a lot. With the use of dual flush you can save about 1.9 to 5.4 gallon of water every flush. That’s indeed a lot of water saving.

Help save water. Do your part.


  1. i have another way to save water by change the leaking tap, watch water used as water cost here is expensive.

    then about the tag u just copy and paste, don't forget to change the answer into urs.

    k Donnalyn, have a great weekend!

  2. A regular toilet is not designed to flush paper and solid waste with reduced amounts of water, so the likelihood of clogging or having to flush twice after installing a dual flush conversion kit increases (therefore defeating the purspose). Standard US toilets clear the bowl with siphon technology, so the diameter of the trap way has to be a small as possible http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z6pymOet7g&feature=channel_page.) If you are serious about saving water, want a toilet that really works and is affordable, I 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” trap way, these toilets virtually never clog. All of Caroma’s toilets are on the list of WaterSense labeled High Efficiency Toilets (HET’s) http://www.epa.gov/watersense/pp/find_het.htm that qualify for several rebate programs currently available throughout the US 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 how we flush a potato with the half flush (0.8 gallons), meant for liquid waste. To learn more about toilets you can also visit my blog
    http://pottygirl.wordpress.com/. Best regards, Andrea Paulinelli