Convert Your Toilet to a Dual Flush

Convert Your Toilet to a Dual Flush

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Kristen Lubbe
Apr 26, 2010

We're huge fans of saving as much water as we possibly can. Even though our city does not enforce conserving water, we do it anyway. We all know that the water supplies are in danger of drying up and we should all start doing our parts now, no matter how small that part is.

Dual flush toilets have been widely popular in water scarce regions of the world for quite some time now. In the states, we aren't nearly as concerned about water consumption as we should be. Even if you're not living in an area that is immediately facing water depletion, you should look into ways to help save.

A family of five could save around sixteen gallons of water per day just by switching their toilet to dual flush. We don't necessarily need to use so much water each time we flush, especially when (excuse my crudeness) we do number one. Dual flush will ensure that only half of the water is used and therefor, keep costs low and our water supply from depleting so rapidly.

Installing a system isn't the brain surgery you'd imagine it to be. It takes about 30 minutes, a few bolts and the ability to read and follow directions &mdash oh and an Eco Flush Retro Fit Kit you can purchase for about $30.

You can read the directions and convert your own toilet to a dual flush!

[via LifeHacker]
(Image: Flickr User Tom Arthur)

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