Upgrading to high efficiency toilets is the easiest way put a major dent in community water use. This is especially true for older properties that might still employ units that use up to 3.5 gallons per flush. The Energy Policy Act signed by George H. Bush in 1992 made 1.6 gallons per flush the standard for new construction, though today’s high efficiency toilets can do better and still maintain more than enough power to keep things moving.
Gerber Plumbing is an industry leader when it comes to efficient toilets. The company has recently enhanced its Ultra Flush line with the addition of an EPA WaterSense approved 1.28 gallons per flush option. The addition positions Gerber as having the most extensive line of pressure assisted toilets on the market—ranging from 1.1 gpf up to 1.6 gpf. The new Ultra Flush 1.28 is the most powerful high efficiency toilet on the market with a top rated pressure MaP score of 1,000 grams.
Ultra Flush units achieve this power by using a pressurized system connected directly to the water supply. As the tank fills with water the air inside the tank vessel becomes pressurized. This compressed air is used to force the water into the bowl during a flush, which provides superior waste removal, bowl cleaning and drainline carry (typically 50 percent better than ANSI standard drainline carry requirements).
Features include a Sloan Flushmate pressure vessel, non-corrosive solid brass tank-to-bowl bolts, a durable front mounted metal tank lever with a brass arm, and an insulated tank which means no sweating in the summer or during a hot shower.
For more information, or to view Gerber’s line, be sure to visit the company’s website.