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New York City Will Install Dual Flush Toilets Citywide

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On October 13, 2010 @ 4:45 pm In Water Issues | 2 Comments

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New York City residents, rejoice - toilets [2] 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 [4].

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.

Via DVICE [5]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/13/new-york-city-will-install-dual-flush-toilets-citywide/dual-flush-toilet-bowl-thumb-550xauto-49243/

[2] toilets: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/02/disposable-toilet-can-help-grow-crops-in-developing-nations/

[3] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZeSxGYCDTk

[4] flush: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/06/08/breakthrough-stealth-toilet-cuts-water-use-in-half/

[5] DVICE: http://dvice.com/archives/2010/10/this-toilet-can.php

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