Don't landfill your old toilet to install a dual-flush toilet. Blu–Drop's easy-to-install WF-11C system is less than one twentieth (1/20th) the cost of a new dual-flush toilet, and can double the efficiency of your existing toilet.
Blu–Drop is simply the most cost effective and highest-return conservation tool you can put in your home, and it only takes 5 easy minutes.
The above chart is from a study conducted in Seattle which measured water use in single-family homes before and after installation of high efficiency toilets (Mayer, et. al. 2000). About half of the toilets installed were standard 1.6 gallon per flush (gpf) models. The other half were dual flush that offer a 0.8 gallon flush for liquid and a 1.6 gallon flush for solids.
Blu–Drop is the easiest and cheapest way to save water.
- Simply installing a Blu–Drop dual-flush upgrade kit can save you over 300 bathtubs of water a year.
- Don't want to replace your toilet? By upgrading with a Blu–Drop system you can keep your existing toilet and save hundreds of dollars in water bills.
- Enhancing each of your existing toilets to a Dual Flush Toilet will SAVE you as much as 17,000 Gallons of water a year. That's three swimming pools of water — and money — saved every year.
- Dual flush toilets are widely used throughout Europe and Asia — but not in the United States. Now Blu–Drop allows you to very easily upgrade your toilet to a European-style dual flush without having to buy a new toilet.
November 8, 2007
Benjamin H. Grumbles, Assistant Administrator for Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency testified before the House, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment and the Committee on Transporation and Infrastructure. The testimony came as part of a report on the Region 8 headquarters in Greening, Colorado. The facility is an impressive example of green building technologies put to use.
"One of EPA’s newest and most impressive facilities, the Region 8 Headquarters, will save water through the use of high efficiency plumbing fixtures such as waterless urinals and Dual–Flush toilets."
Will Americans Accept Greener Hotel Rooms?
New York Times, August 3, 2008
Fred A. Berstein
…Another device, also common in European hotels, raises similar issues. It saves a lot of water, but also forces guests to think about how they use resources. The device is a dual–flush toilet. Instead of one button to operate the toilet, there are two: one for a 0.8–gallon flush (for liquid waste) and one for 1.6 gallons (for solids). The toilets, which average just under one gallon per flush –– as opposed to 7 gallons for some older toilets –– are standard in much of the world. But in the United States, few hotels have installed them. Consumers expressed concern that the dual–flush toilets would not work, Mr. McGuinness said.
An American hotel that has tried the toilets, however, has reported no problems at all. In early 2007, Siegfried Richter, the manager of the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio, replaced more than 400 toilets in the hotel with dual–flush models and installed low flow showerheads.
Since the change, water use at the hotel dropped by about a million gallons a month, according to Eddie Wilcut, conservation manager of the San Antonio Water System. Mr. Wilcut attributed about 60 percent of that savings to the toilets. The drop was so substantial that "the hotel thought its water meter was broken," he said. According to Mr. Richter, there has not been a single customer complaint about the toilets. Mr. Richter would like to see other hotels install the water–saving toilets.
One study revealed that dual flush water systems reduce flush volumes by up to 68% in single–family dwellings, up to 56% in office washrooms, and up to 52% in restaurants. The total water savings will vary depending on the frequency of use (as an example, a coffee shop registered an average of 143 flushes per day). The facts speak for themselves.
In many places you are charged for wastewater based on the amount of water used. In some areas, wastewater charges (sewer charges) are higher than the water rates!
All water savings achieved by installing our dual–flush units will result in identical wastewater savings — doubling your savings.
Facts and statistics are from government and private studies. Depending on your consumption habits, results may vary.