When I lived in my old house, I used to get emails from the City of Austin stating that I/we were using 6x more water than our most comparable neighbor. We had inspectors out to check the irrigation system, because surely we'd have noticed that amount of water flowing through the house. Nope. Irrigation was fine, the culprit was our leaky toilet flappers. Sure I'd seen the telltale "legs" running down the toilet bowl, and they might have come on every once in a while but I had no idea they'd waste that much water.
After a little research I found that a warped/calcified flapper can leak 200-1,000 gallons of water a day. That's not even a flapper that's stuck open - like the two in my current apartment. That's enough water to fill 4 residential swimming pools annually - PER TOILET! That's freshly cleaned and processed water. My old house had 5 toilets?!! That means my house alone could have been wasting 20 pools worth of water every year or well over 365,000 gallons - annually!
It finally occurred to me that the problem was, and has been, that we store out water in a bucket with a hole in the bottom of it. :-) My latest (4th) patent is on a flapper replacement that's default position has the drain hole for the toilet ABOVE the water line. I'm touching up the final design details for manufacturing next week, but I wanted to share the good news. Shoot me an email if you'd like to stay updated!
Have a great weekend!! And thank you for your support up to this point! I hope I've made something that's helped you save a load of time and money! I do and always have really appreciate your business and friendships.