Put a Brick in Your Toilet Tank

To save water when flushing your toilet, remove the tank lid and put a brick into the tank. This replaces some of the water that would normally go down the drain. In time you will notice a slight reduction in your water bill depending on use.


By Irene from Pittsburgh, PA

March 27, 20090 found this helpful

I've heard that the brick will break down after some time. I re-use a plastic or glass mayonnaise jar. Fill it with water, empty the tank and place in the corner. Those quarts + you save sure add up.

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March 27, 20090 found this helpful

The new toilets do not need a brick in it. They are made to save on water, good luck.

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March 27, 20090 found this helpful

Never, EVER use a brick for this purpose! I learned that the hard way, when a brick ultimately ruined our toilet.

As another poster mentioned, current toilets are already low-flow. But if you have an older toilet, use a plastic bottle (NEVER glass--it can break in the tank!). Fill it with water, then place it away from any parts of the flushing mechanism. :-)

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