Ultra-low-flow toilet (ULFT) bowl systems use an average of 1.6 gallons of water to properly flush the contents of a toilet bowl, while high efficiency toilet (HET) models use an average of 1.3 gallons to completely flush toilet bowl contents. Older toilet bowl system models such as those made in the 1980s to the 1990s use around 3.5 gallons of water per toilet bowl flushing. A United States Federal Law enacted in 1992 and that became a law in 1994 mandates that all toilet bowl systems manufactured in the U.S. should only use 6 liters of water or less.Know More
In the United States, toilet bowl flushing takes up about 31 percent of a household's entire water consumption. Each person in the household flushes the toilet five times daily on average. A household with a family of four using an ULFT system will use about 26,000 gallons of water each year for toilet flushing alone.
Toilet system efficiency is rated with the WaterSense label. WaterSense is an independent water efficiency testing group comparable to EnergyStar. Toilet systems that earn the WaterSense label means that the toilet system passed the efficiency criteria set by the group. Among this criteria is the standard that the toilet system must use only 1.28 gallons per flush or less.Learn more in Plumbing
When toilets are hard to flush, the underlying problem is typically an issue with a clogged pipe, low water in the tank or the flapper valve closing too soon. Typically these problems can be solved without having to call in a plumber.Full Answer >
A rear flush toilet is a model that ejects its waste material towards the back of the toilet fixture. Rear flush models often sit closer to the wall, and provide more water pressure per flush.Full Answer >
Remove the tank lid and perform a visual inspection of the toilet flush valve to start addressing any issues or problems the toilet may be having. Adjust the flapper or tension chain to ensure the flush valve is able to form an effective seal. Drain the toilet tank and replace the flush valve to address a leaking flush valve.Full Answer >
The super flush toilet is a toilet that was specifically designed to flush without clogging. It is part of the American Standard Champion toilet series.Full Answer >