Saving Water and Money at the Toilet
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 toilet's 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
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, please call the Lincoln Water System at 402-441-7571