About Low-Flow Toilets
A low-flush toilet or low-flow toilet is a flush toilet that uses significantly less water than a full-flush toilet. Most low-flush toilets use 6 liters (1.6 gallons) per flush as opposed to the usual 13.2 liters (about 3.5 gallons).
Toilets use more water than anything else in our homes, accounting for as much as 40% of indoor water consumption.
According to The U.S. EPA says that if a family of four replaces its older toilets with WaterSense models, it will save more than $90 each year in reduced costs; that’s $2,000 over the toilet’s lifetime. If you use well water instead of municipal water, reducing your use will reduce the energy used to pump water.
About this Project
In order to save on its water usage, the City of Atlanta replaced toilets within the Atlanta City Hall with low-flow models. The City actively evaluates and audits our water usage in municipal buildings in order to best understand how we can save money. The City also has programs in place to help residents adopt more energy efficient and water conserving appliances. A toilet rebate program exists within the City and allows residents an opportunity to upgrade their toilets to more water efficient models while saving money.