water conservation

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May
16
2012

Low-Flow Lowdown

Contrary to popular myth, plumber Thomas Crapper did not invent the flush toilet. One of his contemporaries, though, did create the first toilet that prevented sewer gases from entering the home. Englishman Joseph Adamson's 1853 design — the siphon flush — eventually made obsolete both the chamber pot and the outhouse. Adamson's invention, like all [...]

May
9
2012

A Word to the Water-Wise in Toronto

The basic idea behind water-saving devices is to restrict water consumption rates where heaviest use occurs. Indoor Toronto water usage runs at about 40 percent for toilets, 30 percent for baths and showers (more for baths), 15 percent for clothes washers and 15 percent for cooking and kitchen use. TOILET WATER SAVERS The first target [...]

Apr
9
2012

Wasted Water is Money Down the Drain

Conserving water is a fantastic habit to get into to because it saves water and reduces waste-water treatment costs. Conserving hot water can even save you money on your Toronto heating and cooling bills. Let us start by explaining how conserving water can result in potential cost savings. Basically it’s a simple process in which [...]

Dec
27
2011

Add Conserving Water To Your 2012 Resolutions

Many of us have no idea how much water we consume on a daily basis.  We often take for granted the seemingly endless supply that is available to us and the end result is thousands of gallons of unnecessary consumption each year. Did you know that the average Toronto family uses approximately 127,000 gallons of [...]