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Water savings like the Aussie's

We must save WATER like the Aussie's can with a Duel flush toilet system that was manufactured way back in 1956. Since 1980 Australia has had a two flush toilet system from "Caroma" in all most every home. There are several models but the old model saved an average over 32,000  liters that's (8,453 US gallons) per year, per household.  The duel flush Caroma system works like this. It has a Cistern above the tank that stores the water  and when you push the half button it only uses 3 liters (.79 gallons) of water. With the full flush button, the system uses 6 liters ( 1.5 gallons) of water  just like most of the systems we can buy today in the US. In fact in all seven Australian states it's compulsory to have the two flush systems in all new buildings. I grew up with these systems in Australia and when I came to the states I was amazed of how much water we waste.  To think these simple water saving systems are now sold in over 30 countries, so someone saw the light. If you like to learn more of my home hints, just log onto my web site at www.JungleOutThere.net

10 commentsGlenn Ritchie • January 27 2011 01:58AM
Water savings like the Aussie's
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We must save WATER like the Aussie's can with a Duel flush toilet system that was manufactured way back in 1956. Since 1980 Australia has had a two flush toilet system from "Caroma" in all most every home. There are several models but the old model… more