Civilized society had known various, even countless, kinds of toilets. The toilet we knew today is called water-sealed toilets. This kind of toilet also varies according to operation. Society learned how to use toilets with manual flushing of water, the mechanical flushing, electronic, and the most sophisticated computerized sensor.
Most manufacturers of toilets nowadays are following the environment-friendly practice by producing toilets that conserve more water without prejudicing environmental protection.
Types of flushing mechanism
By categorizing toilets according to flushing mechanism, pressure assist versus gravity feed.
It can also be grouped according to flush, the so called single flush and the other is called dual flush.
Single flush vs. Dual flush
What makes the difference between single flushing and double flushing? It is not the number or frequency of flushing that gives them their meaning. It is the mechanism that gives them difference. Single flush and dual flush differs in the volume of water that releases from the tank, thereby, the first gives off little volume of water while the latter gives off double.
The amount of water to be released varies depending on the wastes to be disposed. Liquid wastes requires little volume of water while solid waste disposal requires larger volume. In dual flush, the mechanism gives the user an option to either to press the release button for solid or liquid waste. In effect, we conserve more and more gallons of water every day.
Saving money and resources
Dual-flush mechanism not only saves water, it is likewise great means to save cash. It gives the average size family extra savings through lesser water bill because dual flush give us the option to regulate the volume of water used every day. Not only that, its technology makes easier for us to use toilets.
Conserving water is the most environment-friendly way to lessen demand for water. This will also stretch our water supplies longer, and protects our children’s future. By using lesser water we also lessen the pressure on water treatment facilities and in effect and we use lesser energy.
Study reveals that a large volume of energy used in a certain state or region is used in water treatment facilities. Much if the water will be pump upward such as in hills and upland.
Additional water conserving tips in the Bathroom
1. Toilet using dual flush mechanism is encouraged. It saves 20-30 gallons of water every day.
2. When taking a bath, don’t leave the faucet open if not in use while applying soap or shampoo. This practice, according to study, conserve approximately 270 gallons of water per month.
3. Find some leaks. It can be done using dye coloring tablets. When color goes to the toilet even without flushing, it denotes leak.
4. Turn the faucet off when brushing teeth or shaving.