In 1907, Thomas MacAvity Stewart of Satin John, New Brunswick, patented the vortex flushing toilet bowl that had a certain self cleansing effect. Though it might have been innovative at the time, the water efficient toilets available today are far more advanced. Switching to water efficient toilets and more efficient bathroom vanities and sinks can help the average family save between $50 and $100 a year on water and wastewater bills. As a result, when renovating a bathroom, homeowners should consider modern toilets that use less water and, in turn, operate at a lower cost.
In addition to water efficient toilets, homeowners that are upgrading their bathroom might want to also consider installing walk in tubs. Generally, walk in tubs are intended for use by individuals who have limited mobility and also offer safety rails, seating, and other safety options. For those who do not have mobility options, corner bathtubs that are large enough for two people might provide a nice alternative for a jacuzzi. As a result, a new tub, in addition to water efficient toilets, can allow homeowners to build a great new bathroom.
Around the globe, there are 2.5 billion people who lack access to safe sanitation, with a billion who still defecate in the open and another billion who have to use pit latrines. Fortunately, many individuals are able to install and use water efficient toilets. Not only do they help save money on water bills, but water efficient toilets provide the sanitation that families need to stay healthy. As a result, they can be a great addition to any home.