Any plumber will tell you -- toilets are among the least efficient appliances in a person's home. 20 percent of them leak up to 200 gallons of water per day -- the equivalent of an 80-minute shower.
At an average cost of $2 per 1,000 gallons, the EPA estimates that homeowners literally flush $146 of water down the drains each year.
But toilets also waste money by overfilling with water; even low-flush varieties waste 32 ounces per flush. Because of overfills, an average household of 4 people with 2 toilets squanders an additional 6,575 gallons of water in a calendar year, or $13.15.
Enter the $15 HydroClean toilet valve.
Built by a plumber, the HydroClean product prevents toilet overfills, detects leaks, and cleans the toilet tank for you. It installs in 5 minutes and the Web site says no special skills are needed.
Within the next 5 years, 36 states expect to suffer water shortage. Using HydroClean, you can help conserve water and conserve dollars.
HydroClean is available at retail stores and online.
Drinking Water Costs and Federal Funding
EPA.gov, June 2004