warminmn wrote:I bought a new toilet this summer that uses 1.25 gallons per flush or 1.6, depending on how long I hold the handle down. The new toilets are rated as to how good they flush and the higher the rating the better they flush. Mine was about $150 new and had a higher rating and it will flush "almost" anything on the 1.6 gallons.
When they first made those rules years ago the toilets made were real junk and wouldnt flush crap, literally. You had to use a pail of water to flush them. real junk
I dont think you can buy the high volume toilets anymore or at least I didnt see any. Yep, regulations
San Francisco's big push for low-flow toilets has turned into a multimillion-dollar plumbing stink.
Skimping on toilet water has resulted in more sludge backing up inside the sewer pipes, said Tyrone Jue, spokesman for the city Public Utilities Commission. That has created a rotten-egg stench near AT&T Park and elsewhere, especially during the dry summer months.
The city has already spent $100 million over the past five years to upgrade its sewer system and sewage plants, in part to combat the odor problem.
Now officials are stocking up on a $14 million, three-year supply of highly concentrated sodium hypochlorite - better known as bleach - to act as an odor eater and to disinfect the city's treated water before it's dumped into the bay. It will also be used to sanitize drinking water.
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