Toilets consume about 27 percent of the water used inside the home. You can save water and money by checking your toilets for leaks, replacing your flapper and installing a fill cycle diverter or upgrading to a high- efficiency toilet.
Installing an early-closure flapper can save as much as 1.5 gallons per flush.
Investing in a high-efficiency toilet can save more than 4,000 gallons of water per person each year.
Up to a gallon of water per flush can be saved by installing a fill cycle diverter in your toilet tank. The diverter redirects water to the tank and less to the toilet bowl.
To install a toilet cycle diverter on a typical gravity-flush toilet, follow the instructions below:
- Pull hose out from overflow tube.
- Remove clip or holder, if any.
- Insert diverter into hose end.
- Push diverter onto overflow tube with one of its arms inside and one arm outside the overflow tube.
- In some cases, the hose may need to be cut shorter to reduce buckling or tipping.