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Terry Love, professional plumber of Bellevue & Redmond, Washington.

Terry Love's report on low-flow toilets for consumers is kept current with reports from other plumbers and consumers. Included are Terry's recommendations and reviews for toilets that work in today's world. Terry says, "Despite complaints of poor working toilets, these toilets, in this report have been proven by plumbers and homeowners to work! Yes, they work just fine in spite of the current standards which allow for a maximum water usage of 1.6 gallons per flush (GPF). Many of the toilets in this report, have been installed in my own home. You might say, this report has done its "in-home" testing. Consideration was given to plug resistance, completeness of flush, perception of sound levels, and price."

Toto Ultramax Toilet Model MS854114S ... a good looking one-piece that incorporates a 3-inch flush valve instead of the standard 2-inch. The fill valve can be found in any hardware store. It meets commercial requirements, works well in a home and is quieter than the air assisted models. The long sweeping trapway is good prevention against clogging from stuck objects that can get caught in the standard shapes. This is a homeowner favorite too.

Toto Toilets are the top 8 ranked toilets on Terry's list. Of those 8 Terry says, "My favorite toilet is the UltraMax by Toto MS854114S. Toto calls this a "G-Max" toilet. It is a good looking one-piece that incorporates a 3" flush valve instead of the standard 2". The fill valve can be found in any hardware store. It meets commercial requirements, works well in a home and is quieter than the air assisted models. The long sweeping trapway is good prevention against clogging from stuck objects that can get caught in the standard shapes. This is a homeowner favorite too. "



Peel Approved Water Efficient Toilet List

Peel, Ontario, Canada has published a list of approved low-flow toilets for their residents. In addition, their "Watersmart Indoors ... Get to Know Your Toilet" has a lot of very useful information for saving water in the bathroom.



Rebate to replace single-flush toilets in Australia

The Camberra Times 2/02/2009 ... FIRST it was the bathroom, then the laundry and now the smallest room in the house, with the State Government taking another step to cut household water consumption with a rebate scheme to replace single-flush toilets. As many as a quarter of the toilets across Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra are older-style single-flush toilets, which use up to 12 litres a time. The $16 million program aims to replace single-flush toilets with dual-flush models, which do the same job but use only about a third of the water. A half-flush on a dual flush toilet uses three litres of water and a full flush just four litres. Click for the rest of this story.



6th Edition CWWA Study

Maximum Performance (MaP)Testing of Popular Toilet Models


A Cooperative Canadian and American Project

This 6th Edition of the MaP testing results is the first report on tests that use the new MaP testing protocol. This report, originally published in 2003 with the test results for the initial group of toilet fixtures, is periodically updated (approximately every four to six months) and made available free-of-charge on the websites of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA), the California Urban Water Conservation Council (CUWCC), and Veritec Consulting Inc.

High Performance Toilet Guide

A low-flow Toilet Guide is published by Lowe's Home Centers in both English and Spanish for toilets they sell, and can be printed directly from their website. It covers the American Standard Champion, the Crane SureFlush Toilet-To-Go, the Jacuzzi Perfecta, and the Kohler Cimarron toilets. There are four excellent illustrations of how each of the toilets works.

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