What is a Dual-Flush Toilet and How Much Water Will it Save?

If you haven’t purchased a new water in umpteen years, you’re in for a big surprise or two.

For starters, the toilet you’re replacing probably consumes 3-5 gallons of water per flush. And that was pretty good when those models were built since older model toilets used up to 7 gallons per flush.

Thanks to the plumbing industry’s green plumbing efforts and consumer demand for products that conserve natural resources and energy, any replacement toilet you purchase now will consume no more than 1.6 gallons per flush, and still give you all the flushing power you need due to increased water pressure during the flush.

But what if you’d like to conserve even more water? In that case, you have the option of purchasing a dual-flush toilet. As the name suggests, each unit has two flushing modes: half-flush for liquid waste, and full-flush for solid waste.

When compared to a single-mode low-flush toilet, which already feature huge water savings compared to older style toilets, you can reduce your family’s annual household water consumption by up to 70%. Regardless of how large your family is and often toilets are flushed each day, you’re looking at thousands of gallons in water savings every year. And means lower water bills, too.

If it’s time to replace or purchase a new toilet, contact the plumbing pros at Arnold & Sons so we can explain your options and help you make the right decision for your home and family. Plus, you can count on expert installation and ongoing maintenance for all your plumbing fixtures and systems.

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