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By Patty Clark | Managing Broker in Denver, CO

Wasted Water with Flushes

Wasted Water with Flushes

Wasted Water with Flushes

A typical household uses 185 to 300 gallons of water a day and the majority
of it goes down the drain from the toilet and the shower. Updating your commodes
will serve as a conservation effort while lowering your water bill.
                                                                                                                                    Wasted water with flushes
Today's toilets use less water, prevent staining and resist clogging
better than the older toilets and you might be surprised at how easy they are to
install. Replacements generally cost from $100 to $300.

Toilets made in the 1950's used, on average, seven gallons per flush.
Compare that with one that only uses 1.6 gallons per flush and it's a big
saving. Multiply by the times a toilet is flushed in a year and the number of
toilets in your home and it will save a lot of water.

  Gallons of  Water Saved per year                 with 1.6 GPF

Age of toilet    Gallons Per Flush     Flush 3 times a day   Flush 5 times a day

Prior to 1950's          70                       5,913                      9,855            
1960's                        5.5                       4,271                      7,118
1980's                        3.5                       2.081                      3,468
After 1995               1.6                        -                                -
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