Efficient flushing

Sparwood Chamber of Commerce is hoping that by changing the toilets in their public washrooms to more environmentally “dual-flush” models, they will save thousands of litres of water each year.

Sparwood Chamber of Commerce is hoping that by changing the toilets in their public washrooms to more environmentally “dual-flush” models, they will save thousands of litres of water each year.

Michael Decker, the Chamber’s manager, said there are seven toilets inside the Chamber that use six litres of water per flush. He said the new toilets could save as much as 3.4 litres per flush.

“With council’s recent decision to move towards water meters to increase water sustainability, the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce has come to the realization that due to our toilets, the organization will not measure up to these new environmental standards set forth by the District of Sparwood.

“Each year over 30,000 visitors enter the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce. The number one reason for this is to use the washroom facilities. With new water measures being put into place the amount of water that is currently being used will no longer be sustainable.”

The new toilets allow the user to choose between a full six litre flush or a “half” 3.4 litre flush, potentially saving up to 80,000 litres of water each year.

The cost to install the new toilets would be around $3,000.

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