Finding Water Efficient Toilets

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Modern toilets are water saving toilets. However there are some things about toilets you should know. The very first American patent for a toilet, called the “plunger closet,” was granted in 1857. Thomas MacAvity Stewart of Saint John, New Brunswick, patented the vortex-flushing toilet bowl in 1907, which created a self cleansing effect. Pressure assisted toilets might seen more expensive than gravity toilets, but they do a better job of removing waste from the bowl all the while being water saving toilets.

The average family can save $50 to $100 a year on water and waste water bills by switching to a water saving toilet and replacing other plumbing fixtures. When it comes to pressurized toilets there is an inner and outer tank. The inner tank is totally sealed. When water is brought from the water line, the air inside the tank becomes compressed. Once the toilet is flushed, instead of falling by the force of gravity, the water is forced out with the pressure of compressed air, creating water saving toilets.

Speaking of modern toilets, in Taiwan, Modern Toilet is a bathroom themed restaurant. Diners sit on non-working toilets, while food and drinks are served in miniature bathtubs, toilets, and urinals. Recently, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored an environmentally friendly toilet design competition called Reinvent the Toilet Fair, in which water saving toilets were created. More:

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