Water-Conservation Myths, Realities

Koeller, John
January 2007
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Jan2007, Vol. 79 Issue 1, p9
The article clarifies two myths concerning water conservation in relation to toilet fixtures. It explains the notion about the ineffectiveness of a 1.6 gallon toilet, along with a brief history of 1.6 gallon toilets. It describes the features and characteristics of high-efficiency toilets, including a comparison between the old and new toilet models.


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