In the past, every flush of a toilet affected between 3.5 and 6 gallons of water. That water was contaminated by human waste and subject to treatment before it could be released to natural bodies of water. The cost of treating such great amounts of water was high and prohibitive. Today’s most toilets rely on only 1.6 gallons of water per flush, and that translates to a tremendous savings for consumers. Meanwhile, with this decrease in water contamination comes an improvement in the conservation of the world’s most crucial natural resource.
Every person on the planet is comprised mostly of water. So why are too many people disinterested in its conservation? Chances are great that many people just have never taken the time to consider the value water conservation represents to the world and, more significantly for some, to their own homes. Low-flow toilets bring the importance of water conservation into a more easily understood context.
Keeping the flow of water necessary to flush waste away from our homes down to 1.6 gallons per use translates to a savings of about 25 gallons a day for the average household. That means that homes served by these inexpensive bathroom fixtures save most homes the money that 9,000 gallons of water would have cost them. Considering that this is roughly the same amount of water it takes to irrigate one acre of farmland for a year, the amount of money you save by conserving water stands to improve exponentially as its benefits stretch across the land.
Considering the difference a low flow toilet stands to save just a single family should help small businesses gain a new perspective on the savings they tend to gain by adding one or more to their plumbing scheme. Especially where commode use is likely to be very high, water volume corrupted by daily use might be calculable to tens of thousands of water gallons per year. That means high water bills immediately, and the failure to conserve water may lead to higher costs on other utilities and items as well.
Learning more about the difference conservation products can make for your business will help you decide if you should replace your current toilets. For more information on low flow toilets, visit this website to find a commercial plumber in Santa Cruz.