We get asked about about dual flush toilets a lot. And we never really gave them much thought until we talked to a customer in Peninsula, Ohio. You see, there’s a lot of houses over there who need water to be delivered by truck because they aren’t hooked up to Akron’s municipal system and it’s too rocky to dig wells. This particular customer had even installed a rain water collection system and they were trying to get every once of efficiency out of their plumbing fixtures. That’s was our first Kohler Wellworth Dual Flush toilet installation and we’ve installed a lot since then. We couldn’t be more pleased.
A dual flush toilet has two flushing mechanisms. One for numero 1 and one for numero 2. Most toilets on the market these days use 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf). Kohler’s dual flush has a second lever as part of the handle (for when you go #1) and it only uses 1.1 gpf. This may not seem like much… but 30% savings per flush has some big pay off. Depending on how busy your bathroom is that can translate into 3,000 – 4,000 gallons of water saved per year. That’s a ton of water! Here’s where it gets cool though: you save 3,000 gallons per year. With Akron water rates rising that can add up to hundreds of dollars over the life of the toilet.
We also like the Kohler Wellworth dual flush for its functionality and style. The dual flush mechanism is incorporated right into the handle and couldn’t be easier. Most of the other brands on the market use two push buttons located on top of the tank lid; the top of the toilet is prime nick-nack space. Ask yourself: do you really want your little children reaching and climbing all over the toilet to find and push the buttons?
You just can’t go wrong with a Kohler product. They’re durable and easily repaired.
Why look further for a great toilet? You’ve found it.