How to Convert Your Toilet into a Low-flow Toilet
As a bonus to helping save our planet’s resources (conserving drinkable water is important to all of us), reducing the amount of water you use helps reduce your water bills, too. There are a lot of ways to reduce water usage in your home, but converting your toilet into a low-flow toilet is easier and quicker than you might think—and you won’t notice much of a difference in operation.
Here’s all you have to do:
- Take an empty plastic jug—a small container of laundry detergent or a pint/half gallon container used for orange juice or milk works perfectly.
- Add rocks or sand to the container (fill about halfway). Then, fill the remaining space in the container with water and tighten the lid. Without rocks or other fill, the container can shift inside the tank.
- Lower the container into the toilet’s tank (away from the working parts).
- Flush! If you offset with a ½ gallon container, and you flush your toilet five times a day, you’ll save 350 gallons a year!
That’s so easy, right? It makes a huge difference in your water usage, reduces the cost of your water bills, keeps you from having to buy and install a special low-flow toilet, and helps preserve our world’s natural resources.
Henry Duckstein Jr.