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)
- Incorporating water-saving devices that are available for existing toilets
- water dams
- extender plates
- 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
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
Mayor's Water Conservation Task Force
Lincoln Water System
2021 North 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68521
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