Water Conservation & WaterSense
Would you like to make your bathroom more environmentally friendly, then consider changing to a high efficiency toilet. “Look for the Water Sense label to confirm that the toilet is independently certified to meet rigorous criteria for both performance and efficiency. Only water–saving toilets that complete the certification process can earn the WaterSense label “[source: EPA].
“In 1994, the National Energy Policy Act was signed into law. It requires that toilets sold in the United States use no more than 1.6 gallons (6 liters) per flush” [source: Green Living].
This has resulted in new technologies to make toilets more efficient, and in some cases using 20% less than the federal standard. One of these new technologies is the dual flush method. Dual-flush toilets are a great way to save money; the homeowner can decide which type of flushing is needed, use less water when there is liquid waste or more water when flushing solid waste.
Waste Water Impacts Us All
As water and sewer costs continue to rise, these new cost saving methods are increasingly becoming more attractive to the homeowner. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “Toilets are by far the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 30 percent of residential indoor water consumption. Toilets also happen to be a major source of wasted water due to leaks and inefficiency.”
One of the many brands that Crisp Plumbing carries is Kohler. Kohler offers several attractive choices that can be seen on their web site, Kohler Dual Flush Toilets.
Please feel free to call Crisp Plumbing at 941.927.9700 to discuss how we can help you make your bathroom more environmentally friendly with a high efficiency toilet.