There are many different things you can do in your home to become more energy efficient. But probably one of the easiest to do – and one that will save you a tremendous amount over a short period of time – is replacing your older toilets with new water saving models.
We’ll use a typical family of four as an example.
The average family of four consumes around 300-400 gallons of water per day on things like drinking, cooking, bathing, and cleaning. An old toilet uses about 5 gallons per flush. If one person flushes a toilet seven times on average per day, the family of four will consume 140 gallons per day just in flusing, or 30-50 percent of their daily water usage.
But if that same family installs new water saving toilets, which typically use 1.6 gallons per flush, your water savings would be close to 100 gallons a day per household. Add that up for the week, or even for the year, and you’ll soon discover how just this one change can add up to some serious water savings. Which equates to a savings in your water bill as well.