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Why you should convert your toilet to dual flush

Posted on 20/04/2018

Are you thinking of upgrading to a dual flush toilet? Or maybe you’ve heard people talk about the benefits, but you aren’t quite sure what one is…

Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Let’s start with what they are.

For the pub quiz enthusiasts, the dual flush toilet was invented in Australia in the 80s.

The chances are you’ve seen one, even if you don’t realise it. They’re common to offices, restaurants and gyms, but are only in 41% of homes in the UK. As the name suggests they are toilets that have two flush options, which means you can use a smaller amount of water with each flush.

So, why should you get one? What are the benefits?

Well the biggest benefit is that you’ll save money. A dual flush toilet uses nearly half the water of a traditional loo, meaning your water bill will go down significantly too. Traditional toilets use around 14 litres of water per flush, whereas dual flush toilets use approximately four – with some models using as little as 2.6 litres for smaller flushes1. That difference could add up to hundreds of pounds every year. Of course, it’s worth remembering that dual flush toilets still have a traditional flush system when it’s required.

Some models of dual flush toilets use 20% less water than traditional toilets

If you’re using a traditional toilet it’s hard not to think you’re flushing your hard-earned money down every time you use it. Whereas if you upgrade to dual flush you can start planning how to splash your cash, instead of splashing excess water.

The second major benefit is that you’ll be helping to save the environment.

When you use a dual flush toilet with its low flow system you actively help local water resources conserve their supplies, which lowers demand on a wider level – while contributing to valuable projects in your region like sustainable farming

Ensuring everyone has access to all the water they need coupled with the money savings and it’s a win-win.