Some gizmos are right as rain for saving water

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Terry, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    By Jolayne Houtz
    Seattle Times consumer-affairs Reporter

    Soggy weather notwithstanding, the drought is still on.

    The recent run of rain has helped, but with mountain snowpacks still at less than one-third of normal, you'd be doing yourself — and your community — a favor by looking at new ways to cut water use.

    How about a dual-flush toilet that uses half the water to flush No. 1?

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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    toilet

    I am afraid it would get used about as often as the American Standard Vent-A-Way toilets, which was seldom since no one knew how to activate the feature, assuming they even knew the toilet had it.
  3. srdenny

    srdenny Plumbing Contractor

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    A friend installed a Caroma in his shop which I have had the honor to test drive. In my experience the partial flush doesn't evacuate all the yellow water. I wouldn't have one even if it were free.
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