A traditional 13-litre toilet uses 23 725 litres per person per year!
Water is valuable. Practicing water conservation both indoors and outdoors benefits you and your community. It conserves this very vital resource and reduces the volume of water that must be processed at the sewage treatment plant.
It is a recognized fact that half the water we use is wasted. Indoors 40 – 50% of your household water usage is consumed in your bathroom. Older toilets made before 1985 may use 18-22 litres per flush and post-1985 models consume about 13 litres per flush.
New toilet models are available in 6-litre, 4-litre and 3-litre flushes. Dual flush models provide options for either 6-litre or 3-litre flushes. The current Ontario Building Code requires the installation of 6-litre toilets (or less) in new construction.
The City of Thunder Bay is offering a incentive of $125 to replace your existing high water use toilet with an efficient low-volume flush toilet. If you're interested in participating please read up on the program and find out how to qualify.
Page last updated on Monday, September 10, 2012