Saving Water and Money at the Toilet

Did You Know?

Toilets account for nearly 1/3 of the total water usage of all indoor household plumbing fixtures (5 to 7 gallons per flush).

Ensure that a toilet doesn't leak — if it does, fix it:

  • Adjust your "float ball"
  • Replace a leaking float ball
  • Make sure your tank stopper seats properly (leak-detection dye tablets can assist you)
  • Replace cracked overflow pipe (after all other options have been considered)
Toilet Ensure your toilet doesn't leak by following a few simple steps

Please Consider:

Incorporating water-saving devices that are available for existing toilets
water dams
extender plates
restrictors
dual handles
toilet banks (available free of charge at Lincoln Water System; limit one per customer)
Replacing older, inefficient toilets with the modern low-flush type:
requires half (or less) the amount of water per flush than standard toilets.
is the homeowner's best choice for water conservation when you need to remove a standard-flush toilet for any purpose, such as leaks around the floor seal.
relatively inexpensive to buy (approximately $100); likely to pay for itself within two years.

Source: Saving Water in the Home and Garden by Jonathan Erickson

Questions:

If you have questions regarding how you can save money by "paying attention to your toilet," please call the Lincoln Water System at 402-441-7571

Presented by:

Mayor's Water Conservation Task Force

Lincoln Water System
2021 North 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68521

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