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Water Use After Replacement

To estimate the water use of a WaterSense labeled replacement tank-type toilet, use

Equation 3-1, substituting the flush volume of the replacement tank-type toilet. Wa-

terSense labeled toilets use no more than 1.28 gpf on average.

Water Savings

To calculate the water savings that can be achieved from replacing an existing tank-

type toilet, identify the following information and use Equation 3-2:

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Current water use as calculated using Equation 3-1.

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Water use after replacement as calculated using Equation 3-1.

Where:

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Current Water Use of Toilet (gallons per year)

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Water Use of Toilet After Replacement (gallons per year)

Payback

To calculate the simple payback from the water savings associated with replacing an

existing tank-type toilet, consider the equipment and installation cost of the replace-

ment tank-type toilet, the water savings as calculated using Equation 3-2, and the

facility-specific cost of water and wastewater.

Current Water Use

To estimate the current water use of an existing flushometer-valve toilet, use Equa-

tion 3-1, substituting the flush volume of the existing flushometer-valve toilet. Toilets

installed starting in the mid-1970s typically have standard flush volumes of 3.5 gpf or

5.0

gpf.

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Toilets installed in 1994 or later have standard flush volumes of 1.6 gpf.

Water Use After Replacement

To estimate the water use of a replacement flushometer-valve toilet, use Equation

3-1,

substituting the flush volume of the replacement flushometer-valve toilet.

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North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, et al.,

op. cit.