Saturday, August 11, 2012

Tank Talk

Here's an interesting way to conserve water... if you have an older toilet, try putting a plastic water bottle full of water or small rocks in the tank. This displaces water in the tank and decreases the amount that is flushed. It can save about half a gallon to a gallon of water each time you flush. This can save money  for people who have to pay for their water too. If you've heard about doing this with a brick, it may not be such a good idea because it can disintegrate and cause problems. Older toilets use about 3.5 gallons each time they are flushed, so using a little less should not affect how it flushes. However, newer toilets only use about 1.6 gallons, so putting a bottle in the tank may not leave enough water to um, get rid of things.  But, give this a try and see how it works in your home. If it doesn't seem to leave enough water to be flushed, then take it out. No big deal.

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