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Save Money and Water with a Home Toilet Voucher

June 20, 2012 | Blog

If you have an old toilet that you’ve been wanting to replace, now is the time to move to a more efficient and cost-effective commode. If your home was built before 1992 (even if you are merely renting), you can get a voucher from Dallas Water Utilities for up to $90 off the cost of a new toilet. DWU allows up to two toilet vouchers for any single family home.

The New Throne for Your Home Toilet Voucher Program

If you have a toilet manufactured before 1991, you are using far more water than necessary. A typical toilet made between 1985 and 1991 uses approximately 3.5 gallons per flush, and toilets sold before 1985 can use five to seven gallons per flush. The low-flow toilets available today need only 1.6 gallons per flush, and a high-efficiency toilet can use less than 1.3 gallons per flush.

When you take a look at how much water your toilet uses, you can quickly see the benefits of a low-flow or high-efficiency commode. Studies show that, next to outdoor irrigation, your toilet accounts for the most water usage, nearly 15 percent. If you look only at water used inside your house, your toilet can account for as much as a third of your water bill.

Finding the Right Low-Flow Toilet

When low-flow and high-efficiency toilets were first introduced, most simply reduced the size of the tank. As a result, many of these early models did not effectively remove all waste, and many homeowners found themselves flushing more that once to get the desired results, losing the expected savings. Recent developments in the design of low-flow and high-efficiency toilets have improved the hydraulics and increased water flow. In addition to gravity driven toilets, you can now purchase pressure assisted commodes, which use a pocket of compressed air to enhance the flush.

Call Us Now

At Public Service Plumbers, we can handle all matters related to the installation of a new, water-efficient, toilet. We can also answer your questions about how to benefit from the toilet voucher program. Call us at (214) 753-4633. We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week—whenever you need our help. Because we have a large service fleet, we can often address warranty and service issues the same day. We also offer a one year warranty on all parts and labor.

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