Al Dietemann of Seattle Public Utilities

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Report on toilets




Senior Technical Analyst Al Dietemann



Talking to Al Dietemann, I heard his concern  that many of the new toilets were coming   with inexpensive flappers that deteriorate and go bad in a very short time.   He felt that if the manufacturers had spent just a little more on the flapper, replacements would have been needed  less often. Leaking flappers are a source of wasted water in a home.  He also pointed out that some of the new 1.6 GPF toilets use flappers with floats attached to the pull chains. When homeowners replace these with non-float flappers, the toilet becomes a water waster.

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