We were at Costco
yesterday, picking up move-in supplies for the new place. We couldn't help but notice the increasing number of green (or green-ish) products in the aisles. Still, it was surprising to see a dual-flush toilet
. The brand is WaterRidge, and it sells for $199 at our Costco in Richmond, California.We don't have any, um, experience with this toilet, so we surfed over to Terry Love's plumbing site
and to GardenWeb
, where people get downright obsessive over toilets. (If you've ever had a toilet that doesn't flush reliably, you know the obsession is justifiable.) Here's what we found out.
- The dual flush is 1.1 gallon for the "lite" flush and 1.6 gallon for the full flush. That's on the high end; Caroma toilets, for example, use just .8 gallon for the partial flush.
- The MAP rating, which measures how much a toilet can effectively flush, is 150 for the Costco toilet; Caroma models, on the other hand, have higher ratings of between 500 and 900.
- The one person on the forums who actually has this toilet seems to like it.
Our bottom line? It's a good deal, but not a great one. A better buy is the better-performing Caroma Tasman 270
, which can be had for around $300.