By Dee Armstrong
If you're like a lot of people you look for ways to save money where ever you can. How about in the bathroom, in the toilet tank?
You can see your water bill go down by putting a brick in your water tank but, many found out the hard way it can cause a problem because it begins to break down and can damage your plumbing.
You don't have to buy one of those new low water use toilets. Most toilets will work fine with less H2O. The average model uses 3 to 7 gallons every time you flush. So, placing a bottle in the tank will displace enough water to save 1/2 gallon to a gallon every flush, and that's about 10 gallons for a family.
You will have to anchor the bottle by dropping some sand or pebbles inside. Then fill it with water. Place it into the tank, and immediately you'll hear the overflow valve kicking in and adjust the volume. Make sure the bottle is not interfering with the parts inside the tank. Many tanks will hold up to a two liter bottle. But, which size works for you.
Water conservationist say that could cut your toilet water use by a third and you will see the results at the end of the month when you get your water bill.
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