1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

October 18, 2008

:292 Gallons per Flush

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:292 EcoTip: You can learn how many gallons of water are used each time you flush your toilet by following the steps outlined below.


 Additional Information:

Suggested Review: :138

To determine the gallons of water used each time you flush the toilet:

  1. Shut the toilet’s water flow off at the shut-off valve.
  2. Check the level of water in the tank.
  3. Flush the toilet.  The water will go down but not refill since the valve is shut off.
  4. Use a gallon size container to refill the tank to the fill line.
  5. Now that you know how much water your toilet uses per flush check out post :138 for information about low-flush toilets that really work to see how much water you could be saving.

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