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Low Flow vs. High-Efficiency Toilets

Massachusetts passed the 1.6 gallon-per-flush (GPF) legislation in 1997 and gave toilet manufacturers two years to comply. Most manufacturers in the United States just remade their toilet tanks smaller in an effort to comply. This just resulted in multiple flushing and poor performance. Many households still suffer from this first generation of low water consumption toilets.

WaterSense Labeled Toilets

Toilets are by far the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 30 percent of residential indoor water consumption. Toilets also happen to be a major source of wasted water due to leaks and/or inefficiency. WaterSense, a program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is helping consumers identify high performance, water- efficient toilets that can reduce water use in the home and help preserve the nation's water resources.

Toilets that have the WaterSense certification use 20 percent less water than the current 1.6 gallon federally regulated toilets. These second generation “low flow” toilets are better than those that were produced in the first attempt because they combine high efficiency with great performance. Consumers can save more than $90.00 per year and not compromise on a powerful flush. Over the lifetime of the toilet, consumers can save $2,000. If every homeowner in America who currently has an inefficient toilet flushing with more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush upgraded to a WaterSense labeled toilet, we would save more water than the amount of water flowing over Niagara Falls during a two week period.

Comparing WaterSense Toilets

It's easy to purchase a great flushing toilet that operates with 1.6 gallons of (fresh) water or less. Every manufacturer now produces one. Choosing amongst the flushing systems, bowl height, water surface area, and bowl rising capability is not as easy. We have carefully compared these characteristics among the leading toilet manufacturer's best selling products and field tested them against our personal rigorous standards to produce one comprehensive chart with selections for you to consider. Click on the flushing technology and you will be able to see and hear the toilet flush. Visit our in-house design studio for an up close and personal look. We honor the manufacturer's warranty and discount the price of these toilets from the suggested retail price in order to help you save another important resource - your money.

Check out our selection of WaterSense toilets here >

Top Areas / Zip Codes we service:

Ellicott City, MD: 21042, 21043
Columbia, MD: 21044, 21045, 21046
Clarksville, MD: 21029
Sykesville, MD: 21784
Dayton, MD: 21036
Fulton, MD: 20759
Olney, MD: 20830


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