Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It's Water-Wise Wednesday with Frannie the Fish! {Dual Flush Toilets}

Did you know that a family of four uses 400 gallons of water a day on average in the United States (US EPA)? That's a lot of water! Furthermore, the top consumer of that water is the toilet!

In order to conserve water in her home, Frannie decided to upgrade her toilets to dual flush!

Dual flush toilets have two flushing options: a full flush for solids and a reduced flush for liquids only. Studies show that dual flush toilets use an average of 1.3 gallons per flush (US EPA). By upgrading her toilets to dual flush, Frannie will use about 20% less water!

Frannie's dual flush toilet handle. She presses the single droplet for liquids only and the double droplet for solids.

One of Frannie's favorite things about dual flush toilets (other than how much water they save, of course) is how easy they are to install. Upgrading her toilet only took Frannie about 30 minutes with the help of an adult!

How do you conserve water in your household? Share your story with Frannie here! It might even be featured on the blog!