If you have an older home -- or even a not-so-old home, you may be literally flushing money down the toilet.
Did you know that older toilets use more than 3 gallons of water on every flush? In fact, older toilets may use anywhere from 3 1/2 up to a whopping 7 gallons of water each time you pull the lever.
Now for some basic flush math. If you have 4 people in your home who each flush 5 times a day, that's 20 flushes. With a 5 gallon flush toilet, that's 100 gallons of water a day. In a year, that's 36,500 gallons of water flushed right down the toilet! And that's assuming your existing toilet is working properly. If it has a leak -- even a small, undetectable one, you could be wasting a lot more.
And it's more than just water savings. Since there will be less waste water coming from your home, your sewer costs will go down too.
Switching to modern, high efficiency toilets will dramatically reduce your water use. To qualify as a high efficiency toilet (HET), the unit must consume no more than 1.28 gallons of water per flush. Installing one of these toilets will usually pay for itself in reduced water use in 12-24 months.
To encourage consumers to replace old toilets in Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater, the LOTT Clean Water Alliance offers a $100 rebate for the purchase and installation of HET toilets. The toilet you are replacing can be any model or level of efficiency (or inefficiency!). All you have to do is buy a toilet from LOTT's qualifying list.
But which HET toilet should you choose? If you've used low flow toilets in the past, you may have used some that didn't work very well. That's why it's important to work with an experienced plumber like M&M Plumbing. We'll recommend the best high efficiency toilet for your situation and professionally install it for you. Then we'll help you fill out the LOTT paperwork to make sure you receive your $100 rebate.
For assistance choosing a high efficiency toilet, and to schedule an installation, call us at 360-491-9422 or fill out our contact form on our website. We look forward to help you save water and money!