Phoenix Water Conservation—One Item in your Home Makes a Huge Impact
According to the City of Phoenix “Phoenix’s Water Supply is in Great Shape.” City of Phoenix Water Conservation statistics over the past 20 years indicate Phoenix’s per person water usage has dropped 20 percent. This is exciting news.
Water conservation is the key to keeping our water usage down. Living in the desert brings with it a responsibility to all of us to save water daily. The many innovative plumbing products that have been introduced in the last twenty years have had a noticeable impact on lowering our home water usage. One item at the top of the list for saving the most water is the toilet.
Today toilet water usage is down from five gallons per flush to an average of 1.28 gallons per flush. Upgrading to a water-saving toilet is relatively easy and there are toilets available that consumers love and that save water. In fact, a family of four can save up to 3,000 gallons or more per year when they change to a 1.28 gallon usage toilet that flushes correctly with one flush!
It is also very important to repair any toilet that is not working properly. This can include a toilet that is leaking water into the bowl, has running water when it is not in use or requires more than one flush to clear the bowl.
Not sure if your toilet is leaking? Put a few drops of food coloring in the tank then wait to see if it seeps into the bowl water. If it does, your water is leaking and probably needs a new flapper to save water.
Whether you replace or repair your current toilet, conserving water is the right thing to do and your toilet makes a huge impact on overall Phoenix water conservation.