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Many people are wary of installing low-flow toilets in their home. This is true for people remodeling a home, and people building new homes. Many people don’t realize that they already have low-flow toilets in their bathrooms. The first low-flow toilets in use in the US came in the 1990’s. George H.W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 1992, which made low-flow toilets the standard in new construction and remodeling. The low-flow toilet was highly unpopular in the ‘90’s, but improvements have been made since then, and the low-flow toilet now flushes just as well as the old water-wasting toilets of yesteryear. Low-flow toilets use only 1.6 gallons of water per flush. The older toilets used 3.5 gallons per flush. A family of four using a low-flow toilet will save 22,000 gallons of water in a year. This is great for drought-prone or arid locations. It also saves money on the water usage bill. Using less water is a great way to go green and help the environment by conserving water. There are also other water-saving toilets. Some have a dual-flush mechanism which will flush with either a 6 liter flush or a lower flush. Depending upon your particular needs, this could be a great option. The low-flow toilet is designed to conserve water, and saves you money. You can be extra green with the new low-flow toilets. You’ll help the environment and keep some cash in your wallet.