Do What Makes Sense for World Environment Day
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), toilets account for 30% of residential water use. Replacing older household toilets with EPA WaterSense-labeled toilets has great potential for long-term water and money savings.
What is a WaterSense toilet?
WaterSense toilets have been independently certified to meet rigorous EPA testing criteria for performance and efficiency. While they provide equal or better performance than standard toilets, they use at least 20% less water per flush.
How much do WaterSense toilets cost?
WaterSense toilets can range anywhere from $100 to over $1,000. The EPA estimates that your investment will save an average of $1,000 over 10 years, with your savings more than paying for your investment.
How much water will I save?
According to the EPA, the average family who replaces their standard, 1.6 gallon-per-flush toilet with a WaterSense model can reduce water usage by 20% or more. Replacing a pre-1994, 3.5 gallon-per-flush toilet can reduce water usage by 60% or more!
Should I replace my toilet with a WaterSense model?
If your home has high-volume pre-1994 toilets, you should consider replacing them with higher efficiency models. The WaterSense Calculator provides estimates of the amount of water, energy and dollar savings you can achieve by replacing water-using household fixtures with WaterSense-labeled products.
Are you considering replacing your low-efficiency toilet with a high-efficiency, WaterSense model? To find out more, contact ARS / Rescue Rooter® at 1-800-277-9400 to schedule an appointment to learn about the benefits and savings of replacing your toilet.
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