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Does it really take less water to flush the toilet when a half gallon jug of water is placed in the toilet tank?

By Betty from Lubbock, TX

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August 8, 20110 found this helpful

Yes, you are displacing the amount of water that the jug takes up.

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August 9, 20110 found this helpful

It takes a little less but what you save on water you will pay in plumbing bills. That water is needed to wash the matter down into the sewer. If your toilet is 50 years old or more it might save. Toilets in those days had big tanks but most fairly recent toilets have room for just the amount of water they need.

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August 9, 20110 found this helpful

Yes, it does...but we use the 'yellow - let it mellow'; 'brown - flush it down'. We don't flush until we just have to! I know it's yucky, but with just family it works! Gotta watch when visitors come over though, to be sure the toilet is flushed - LOL!

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August 9, 20110 found this helpful

Yes. I have done this for years, and have no plumbing issues. If you have a lowflow toilet, the tank is already smaller, so you wouldn't want to do this.

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May 23, 2012

There is a part that you can buy to put inside of your old toilet. It is suppose to save water just like the new toilets. Anyone know the name of it and where you can purchase one?

By Cathy

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May 23, 20120 found this helpful

I have read where people will put either a brick or a plastic bottle filled with water in the tank. The idea is the volume of water in the tank will be reduced by the volume of the brick or bottle thus using less water per flush.

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May 23, 20120 found this helpful

Just fill a 1/2 gallon plastic milk container or 2 liter soda bottle with water and place in the bottom of the toilet tank. Free!

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