Don't Just Flush it Down the Toilet
Okay, so let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. We’ve been talking all week in abstracts and numbers; let’s get serious about really saving water, right now.
1) Dual flush options help match the flush with the, uh, cargo. Caroma [www.treehugger.com] and numerous other options exist to fix you up; this Argentine toilet [www.treehugger.com] design lets the sink water do the flushing.
2) Here [www.treehugger.com] we have a link to a review of low-flow toilets To learn about test methodology for low-flow toilets (you’ll never guess) and the results of the rigorous trials, look here [www.treehugger.com] (with the test results here [www.cwwa.ca] [pdf]).
3) Composting toilets that TreeHugger has lifted the lid on include the Bio-lux [www.treehugger.com], a pricey Japanese throne.
4) The Athena replacement handle [www.treehugger.com] saves water by controlling flush quantity.
5) Waterless urinals are made by many companies now, including Falcon [www.treehugger.com] and Waterless [www.treehugger.com], and look here [www.treehugger.com] for a case study of the water saving potential of flushless urinals — it’s huge!
6) The TwoFlush [www.treehugger.com] can turn any standard toilet into a dual flush fixture.
7) The Propelair [www.treehugger.com] uses some crazy vacuum action to flush itself.
8) Perhaps better than all of these — certainly easier — is the Athena replacement handle [www.treehugger.com] that saves water by controlling flush quantity.