Toilet Talk: Water Saving Tips

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Toilets account for over 30 percent of an average home's indoor water consumption.

Older, inefficient toilets that use as much as 5-7 gallons per flush also happen to be a major source of wasted water in many homes.

Replacing an older toilet that uses 3.50 gallons per flush (gpf) or more, with a WaterSense® labeled model that uses 1.28 gpf and performs as well if not better than standard models, will save 2.22 gpf.

If the toilet is flushed an average of six times each day it will save 33 gallons per day or 8,670 gallons per year.


Check toilets to verify they are working properly.

Do not use the toilet as a trash can. Throw trash in the garbage. 

Make sure the water level is not too high, the fill valve is working properly, and the flapper is not leaking. A running toilet can waste hundreds of gallons of water per day.

See if you qualify for a City of Bozeman Toilet Rebate.