Toilets and urinals can account for up to 40% of your facility’s water use. Making sure they are water efficient will save you water and money.
Fix leaking toilets
By fixing 1 leaking toilet, you can save around 9,000 litres of water a year. If you have leaky toilets, that’s a massive saving across your business.
Here’s how to check:
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Install dual flush toilets
Install WELS 4 star water efficient dual flush toilets, on average they use less than 4 litres per flush, that's over 65% less water than older models.
If you already have a dual flush toilet, display signage or stickers to encourage staff and customers to use the half flush.
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Can’t upgrade right now?
If you can’t install an efficient toilet right away, here are some alternatives:
- Reduce flush volume in single flush toilets by installing a cistern weight or converter, it will stop the water flow as soon as you take your finger off the button.
- Save up to 1 litre per flush by modifying the float arm or installing a displacement device, such as a plastic bottle filled with pebbles and water – this will reduce the volume of water in the cistern. Remember to check the toilet bowl functions as required when using this method.
- Some pans with an 11 litre single flush cistern may work with a replacement 6/3 litre (6 litre full flush and 3 litre half flush) dual flush cistern. Please check with the manufacturer prior to making the change.
- Fit a hand basin conversion kit to the top of your toilet cisterns – they use grey water from the basin to flush the toilet.
- If you have a flusherette system, insert a flow control regulator into the valve body to reduce the flow rate by up to 30%.
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