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Toilets are by far the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly
30 percent of an average home's indoor water consumption. Older, inefficient
toilets that use as much as 6 gallons per flush also happen to be a major source of
wasted water in many homes.
Recent advancements have allowed toilets to use 1.28
gallons per flush or less while still providing equal or
superior performance. This is 20 percent less water
than the current federal standard of 1.6 gallons per
flush. WaterSense labeled toilets are independently
certified to meet rigorous criteria for both performance
and efficiency. Only toilets that complete the third-party
certification process can earn the WaterSense label.
By replacing old, inefficient toilets with WaterSense
labeled models, the average family can reduce water
used for toilets by 20 to 60 percent—that's nearly
13,000 gallons of water savings for your home every
year! They could also save more than $110 per year in
water costs, and $2,200 over the lifetime of the toilets.
Nationally, if all old, inefficient toilets in the United
States were replaced with WaterSense labeled models,
we could save 520 billion gallons of water per year, or
the amount of water that flows over Niagara Falls in
about 12 days.
Whether remodeling a bathroom, starting construction
of a new home, or simply replacing an old, leaky toilet
WaterSense labeled toilets could save the average family
13,000 gallons of water per year.
that is wasting money and
water, installing a WaterSense
labeled toilet is a high-
performance, water-efficient
option worth considering.
WaterSense labeled toilets are
available at a wide variety of
price points and a broad range of styles. In many
areas, utilities offer rebates and vouchers that can
lower the price of a WaterSense labeled toilet. For
more information or a list of WaterSense labeled
products, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.
Does your toilet have a silent leak? Place a drop of food coloring in your toilet's tank and wait 10 minutes. If the
dye shows up in the bowl, you have a leak that can probably be fixed by replacing a worn toilet flapper. For more
information about fixing leaks, please visitwww.epa.gov/watersense/our_water/howto.html
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phone (866) WTR-SENS (987-7367) WEBSlTEwww.epa.gov/watersense EMAlLwatersense@epa.gov	February 2013