Does Flushing The Toilet Affect Your Water Bill?
Each time you flush your toilet, you are using water. The type of toilet that you have (new models vs. older models) will affect the amount of water that each flush uses.
So yes, flushing your toilet will affect your water bill by increasing it.
How Much Water Does Flushing The Toilet Use?
Typically, an older toilet uses anywhere from 3.5 to 7 gallons of water per flush. The newer toilets use anywhere from 1.28 to 1.6 gallons per flush.
How Much Does It Cost Each Time You Flush The Toilet?
So, with the average cost per gallon of water here in Georgia (which is 0.010 per gallon) the cost per flush for older toilets is anywhere from about 3 cents to 7 cents per flush.
So, if you want to save money on water - you could start saving some with a brand new toilet.
If you are going to install a new toilet, you may want to consider looking into a low flow toilet. These toilets have been such a success that since 1992 - laws have been put in place in the USA that mandates that all new toilets sold in the USA be low flow or low flush.
Multiply that by the average number of times a toilet is flushed (which is 5 times) and the number of days per year. That comes out to anywhere from $54.75 up to $127.75.
Whereas a new toilet would cost you about $23.36 to $29.20.
Is Flushing The Toilet Wasting Water?
According to the WaterCalculator.org, the most amount of water used in the average home is (in order of usage): Toilets - taking up a whopping 24% of the total usage of water, toilet flushing uses about 33 gallons per day per household.
How Much Does A Running Toilet Increase The Water Bill?
The answer to this question depends on the water pressure in your home. The lower your water pressure is set, the less water (and money) you will be using.
It also depends on the size of the leak.
But typically, a running toilet leaks about 2 gallon of water per minute for an average total of about 2880 gallons each and every day.
Calculate that with the average cost of water here in Georgia (which is 0.010 per gallon) and your running toilet is costing you about $28.80 per day.
If you have any questions about saving money on your water bills, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-443-8229. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.