This Is the Reason Why a Toilet Flush Has One Large and One Small Button

Have you ever noticed how modern-day toilets have two buttons on the flush? What exactly the concept of dual flush buttons and what is the function of the dual options. After all, it needs just one button to press to flush the toilet. Yet, you will see on every toilet two flush buttons one large and one small so why is that? One of the major uses of water in every household is a toilet. While it is required as an important part of bathroom hygiene, it uses a huge amount of water. This is one of the main reasons why toilets before 1992 were seen as items that wasted water and something had to be done about it.

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1Old toilets were seen as huge water wasting devices

A report issued on the Utah government website stated that pre-1992 toilets used between 3.5 to 5 gallons per flush. This is one large quantity of water even though the quantity may vary from type to type.

Old toilets were seen as huge water wasting devices

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2Water was being flushed down the drain daily

With an average 3-gallon flush water is just being flushed down the drain everyday. Every old style toilet used more than the water contained in a 5-gallon water bottle used for water coolers. This too in a single flush, so how wasteful is that.

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3Authorities advise new style of toilets

On recommendations of the US government, new toilets came into use that contained only 1.6 gallons of water per flush. This was in sharp contrast with the old style toilets and several households began converting to the new form of toilet because of its huge water saving factor.

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4The Dual Flush Toilet System

The trend of new toilets gave rise to the dual flush system and began to be recognized as an even more efficient way of flushing a toilet. Instead of the age-old practice of putting a brick in the cistern to reduce the amount of water, here was a toilet created to do just that automatically. But, why the dual button?

The Dual Flush Toilet System

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