New York City Will Install Dual Flush Toilets Citywide

by , 10/13/10
filed under: Environment, Water Issues

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New York City residents, rejoice – toilets in new city buildings will soon have the capacity to flush 20 golf balls at a time. The New York City Council is now requiring all new buildings to install dual-flush toilets – and it appears that second-level powerful flush setting is really, really powerful. Watch the video of the American Standard taking its first of many full-on flushes ahead.

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The city plans on installing the Dual-Option Siphonic Dual Flush Toilet in all new city buildings, and according the above video, the toilet can, swallow everything from 56 chicken nuggets to a pound of orange peels to even five large hot dogs with just a standard 1.6 gallon flush.

Of course, most people won’t need such a strong flush – which is why the toilet also offers a 0.9 gallon option – but whatever the specs, we applaud any initiative that’s sparked in the name of water efficiency.


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  1. AndyParks October 22, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    That is impressive. Not sure when I will need to flush even 1 golf ball, but impressive none the less. I do not live in New York, but recently have installed dual flush technology in my bathroom. I purchased a HydroRight dual flush kit. This means I didn’t need to buy a super expensive new toilet, but instead this kit costs around $20. With how easy it is to install, anyone can have dual flush in their home and help conserve water!

  2. rbu200 October 14, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    The new law only requires that toilets achieve an effective flush volume of 1.28 gallons per flush. Dual flush is one way of getting there, but not the only way – the other option is a single flush 1.28 gpf toilet.

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