The bathroom is the largest consumer of indoor water — the toilet alone can use 27 percent of household water. Make sure your toilet is a high efficiency model, which uses less than 1.3 gallons per flush. That’s 60% to 80% less than most toilets!
Check out dual flush toilets, which include two buttons or handles to flush different levels of water. Dual flush toilets use up to 67% less water than conventional toilets.
If you don’t plan on getting a new toilet anytime soon, you can reduce your water use with a little gumption. Use a brick or any other similar sized durable object, and place it gently in the tank above your toilet. This will reduce the flow by decreasing the reservoir size.
And believe it or not, you can reuse toilet paper. No… it’s not as nasty as it sounds! Buy recycled rolls of paper. Statistics have come out that say if we replaced just one roll of virgin fiber toilet paper roll with 100% recycled t.p., we could save 423,900 trees. That’s a lot of trees for such a small, stinkin’ action.