Saving Money, Saving the Earth: How WaterSense Toilets Do Both
The WaterSense program is operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and seeks to encourage homeowners to reduce their water usage by offering them simple ways to use more water-efficient products, without the need to compromise on product performance.
Almost 30 percent of the water that you use every day is consumed by the toilet alone. Unless the bathroom in your home is fitted with an energy-efficient WaterSense toilet, almost 30 percent of the water that you use every day is consumed by the toilet alone. That water is wasted every time someone in your home flushes the toilet. Older toilets are not very efficient and can use as much as six gallons of water with a single flush. That compares with only 1.28 gallons per flush for new water-saving toilets.
Saving water means saving money.
This means that an ordinary American family can save up to 60 percent on the amount of water they use simply by installing new WaterSense certified toilets. Saving water should be important to you because saving water also saves you money. An average family home could reduce its energy bills significantly by installing WaterSense products throughout the home. Fitting new high-efficiency plumbing fixtures like these toilets and low-flow faucets and shower heads will allow you to reduce your home water costs and protect the environment by saving energy without having to sacrifice on water-using activities in your home.
These environmentally friendly toilets can be purchased in a range of attractive styles so when you next remodel your bathroom, you should be able to find a model that fits well into your new bathroom style and budget. In many areas, it’s also possible to apply for a rebate to help with the cost of installing WaterSense certified toilets.
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