This is part of a weekly feature in Home & Garden, highlighting ways residents can save water.
▪ Consider a dual-flush toilet.
Yes, this idea does make people giggle, but you can laugh your way to water savings. These toilets have two flush options – one for No. 1 and one for No. 2. The first option delivers a “light flush” for liquid waste while the second option offers a full flush for solids. In most models, that equals a half-gallon of water savings every time you opt for No. 1. For an average family of four, that means a savings of more than 3,600 gallons a year.
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