New Advances in Water-Saving Toilets – Products, Bath, Toilets – Builder Magazine

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The 1.6-gallon-per-flush toilet is making way for new high-performance units that save even more water.
By Nigel F. Maynard

[snippets:] …the ubiquitous dual-flush toilet uses a standard 1.6 gallons for a general flush and a second option that uses less water. Almost every toilet manufacturer offers one, in combinations that include 1.6/1.1 gallons to 1.28/0.6 gallons.

The company that takes the prize for ultra–low-flow is Niagara Conservation in Fort Worth, Texas, whose single-flush Stealth uses only 0.8.

San Francisco’s push for low-flow toilets has resulted in more sludge backing up inside the sewer pipes, creating the smell of rotten eggs.

via New Advances in Water-Saving Toilets – Products, Bath, Toilets – Builder Magazine

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