Toilets use up so much water. Especially the modern flush toilets work only on the power of water to flush out the waste. Hence they contribute a lot to water usage and also wastage. With proper planning, it is possible to control the water used by the toilet flush. Here are the practical ways to bring down the consumption of waters at the toilet especially when you have installed modern flush toilets in your home or office.
Tips to save water in the toilet flush
Go for a low flow toilet
Flushing the toilet will require a lot of water every time you attempt it. The conventional toilet flushing mechanisms use about 5 to 6 gallons of water per every use of the toilet. The low flush models can flush with as little as 1.6 gallons.
Place a water-filled bottle inside the flush tank
If you are not able to replace the higher volume flush tank, place a plastic bottle filled with water inside the toilet tank that will consume some space and save the amount of water used up during the flushes.
Check the toilet for any leaks
If the toilet tanks leak, it will lead to a lot of water wastage unnoticed. Often it might be difficult to notice the leaks in the tanks. Use the following technique to detect if the tank is leaking. Put some dye tablets or food coloring into the flush tank. If you notice the color appearing in the toilet while the toilet is not being flushed, it can indicate leakage. Remedy such leaks by replacing the faulty parts.
Do not flush wastes and tissues into the toilet
Flushing wastes and tissue papers inside the toilet is not a good practice. Use the garbage to dispose of them. If the wastes are disposed of in toilets, you will need more water to flush them out of the pipelines.
Install some smart water-saving devices
A fill cycle diverter is an innovative device that will divert some of the water that will usually fill the bowl instead of the tank. This device fills the bowl quickly and leads to a saving of about half a gallon of water per flush. People also use displacement devices, brick, plastic milk jugs and others filled with water to reduce the water entering and flowing through the flush tank.
Reduce the number of times you flush the toilet
Some people implement this good practice to save water. They flush only after disposing solid wastes and not every time after disposing of liquid waste. After disposing of liquid wastes, you can keep the toilet lid closed to avoid any inconvenience. In this way, about two to three flushes per day will be saved. This option an especially work well if you are using the toilet alone for yourself. If this can cause inconvenience to the others in case of a common toilet, it is better not to go for this option.
Upgrade your toilet for a newer one
If your toilet has become old, it might be using up a lot of water than you might imagine. If this is the case, upgrade it for a new one to save water.