Does Your Home Have Water Saver Toilets?
Depending on their age, toilets use between 1.6 and 7 gallons of water per flush. This chart shows annual water usage estimates per person, per year.
|Estimated Gallons Used|
Per Person Per Year
Most of the today’s toilets use 1.6 gallons per flush. This saves over 10,000 gallons of water per person per year. If you have a family of four, the savings becomes 40,000 gallons per year for the household.
If you live in Frisco, TX you pay:
|1,001 – 5,000 gallons||$0.60 per 1,000 gallons|
|5,001 – 20,000 gallons||$3.10 per 1,000 gallons|
|20,001 – 40,000 gallons||$6.19 per 1,000 gallons|
|All over 40,000 gallons||$7.50 per 1,000 gallons|
If your household is only within the second price tier, you would save $125.00 per year with a Water Efficient Toilet. Water savings alone will pay for a new toilet in only a few years.
Additionally, the new toilet is far less likely to have problems. A typical problem of an older toilet is when the float does not shut the water off completely once the tank is full. A “silent leak” in a toilet wastes 7,000 gallons of water a month. This leak wastes 84,000 gallons of water per year, or $260.oo.
1. The annual value of water usage savings per flush
+ 2. Water wasted by a silent leak
$385.00 a year for an old toilet.
In less than 2 years, it’s easy to see how an old toilet can cost you more than a purchasing a new one, and you still have the old toilet. If you are flushing your money down the toilet, perhaps it’s time to replace your toilet.