World Toilet Day
Published on November 19, 2020
CHEYENNE, WY – The City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (Board) would like to share in celebration of World Toilet Day. Did you know over the course of an average lifespan a person will spend 13 months on the toilet? Did you also know currently, worldwide, more people have phones than toilets? Join us on this day by taking a moment to consider your next flush.
Making up 27% of indoor household water usage, toilet flushing is the largest use of water in family homes. The average two-person household will flush the porcelain pot somewhere around 4,000 times every year. Current standards ensure toilets are using 1.6 gallons (or less) of water per flush, but older model toilets use between three and five gallons per flush. Is your toilet still the 1960’s pink or blue? If so, it’s probably using up to seven gallons of water per flush!
An excellent way to celebrate World Toilet Day is to evaluate the benefits of replacing an older model toilet with a new, high efficiency toilet. Upgrading from an older model to a WaterSense toilet would save around 21,000 gallons of water annually and completely pay for itself in just over one year. Considering the lifespan of a toilet, a high efficiency toilet could easily pay for itself 15 times over and conserve thousands of gallons of water!