Water saving devices for toilets

Some info toilet cistern water saving devices from Utilitygo.com. And a selection of toilet-related facts for your entertainment!

Over 47% of water use occurs in the bathroom, between 24% and 30% of your water being used by your toilet. Of course, not all toilets are the same, older toilets consume far more water than a modern counterpart. The average modern toilet uses 1.6 gallons/6 litres of water per flush. With older toilers using up to 3.5 gallons/16 litres. That’s 6,388 gallons/29040.423 litres of water per year from a single person using a 3.5 gallons/16 litres per flush toilet. The good news is that you need not use anywhere near this amount of water. The toilet tummy is a low cost, eco-friendly toilet water saving device that sits inside your toilet cistern, saving water without compromising hygiene. The toilet tummy is quick and easy to install and once placed inside your cistern you won’t even notice it’s there.

Saving water is always a good idea, but if you’re on a water meter a toilet tummy will pay for itself quickly and you’ll be saving money in no time.

You can buy the toilet tummy direct from Utilitygo.com along with a large selection of water saving devices such as tap aerators and water saving showerheads.

 Whilst we’re on the subject of toilets. Here’s a selection of toilet-related fun facts.

  • In 2013, The United Nations General Assembly designated November the 19th as World Toilet Day. World Toilet day is designed to raise awareness about human rights to water and sanitation. Remember whilst you’re taking toilets for granted and flushing water away, there’s someone suffering from severe drought.
  • Sir John Harington, a member of Queen Elizabeth the 1st court is credit with inventing the modern flush toilet back in 1596.
  • It’s said that over the past 200 years toilets have added around 20 years to the human lifespan.
  • For those with more money than sense, the Australian company Toilet Paper Man sold a toilet roll made from 22-Carat gold. It went on sale for US $1,376,900!
  • There is a toilet-themed restaurant in Taiwan called the ‘Modern Toilet Restaurant’. The food is served in mini toilet bowls, deserts are served in squat type toilets and drinks are served in tiny urinals. We hear the food tastes like…
  • Cinema Shocker. In 1960 Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” caused a stir by being the first movie to show a toilet flushing and toilet paper being flushed!
  • The humble toilet has many names across the world, many being quite unusual. Here are a few examples. Outhouse, Dunny, Garderobe, privy, place of an easement, Bog, Loo, Crapper, Netty, Sh*thouse, John, Vin, Latrine, Khazi, Cloakroom, Karsy, Throne Room, The Office, and even the house of Honor.
  • Sewer systems in cities across the world have been found to contain heavy doses of drugs. This is down to medication being taken by the population being excreted through urine, directly into the water systems!
  • Around 40% of the world population (over 2.4 Billion human beings) lacks access to proper sanitation, this is especially apparent in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. This poor sanitation increases the risk of malnutrition and disease. Diarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death among children under 5 and is preventable given access to good sanitation and a supply of clean drinking water.
  • The toilet seat is the cleanest part of the bathroom. This is down to the fact that most people take care to clean it before sitting on it. To put this in perspective an unclean tablet or smartphone contains about 600 units of Staphylococcus bacteria, your toilet seat around 20 unit. Think about that next time you’re surfing the internet on your phone whilst you’re having lunch!
  • A study by the American Society for Microbiology found that Women are much better with their sanitary habits than Men. They found the only 77% of Men washed their hands after using the toilets, with the percentage of Women who wash their hands at 93%. That’s 23% of Men and 7% of women not washing after using the toilet!
  • According to the United Nation, there are more people in the world that have mobile phones than have toilets.
  • There is a Museum dedicated to toilets in New Delhi India. The Sulabh International Museum of Toilet has a one of a kind collection of rare information, pictures and artefacts showing the history of the toilet from the past 4,500 years.
  • A survey by the Bathstore found that Men take more time in the toilet than Women.
  • With the average person using the toilet 2,500 times a year, around 20 minutes a day. So assuming you’re an average person, you’ll spend around 13 months of your life on a toilet seat.
  • In a row of public toilets, the first cubicles are generally used least, people want the privacy of the last cubicle. This does mean the first cubicle is likely to be the cleanest.

 

Whether you’re reading this just for the fun facts or to learn more about how a toilet water saving device such as the toilet tummy can reduce your water usage and cut your water bill, we hope you enjoyed the read.

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