A high-efficiency toilet can help you save money, protect the environment and conserve water, all without sacrificing performance or peace of mind. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers the following tips on how to find the right toilet for your family:
Newer toilets flush with six litres while high efficiency toilets can provide adequate flushing performance with an average of no more than 4.8 litres of water per flush.
Decide what kind of toilet will best suit your budget and family. One-piece toilets, for example, are easier to clean, but they can also be more expensive and harder to install.
To ensure both water efficiency and high performance, look for a toilet with a WaterSense (WS) rating. These ratings ensure the toilet meets a certain minimum standard of performance, quality, durability and efficiency while flushing with 4.8 litres of water or less.