The Robo-Rebels of Suzanne Middle School in Walnut, California are passionate about water and have done something about it! The novel device they have developed, the Pressure Potty Water Saving Sensor, is designed to reduce or eliminate the incidence of ‘phantom flushes’. Robo-Rebels and their device recently won first place in a Los Angeles regional robotics competition. As a result, they were invited to the World Championship event in Houston, Texas.
This month, the Robo-Rebels reported on their device and its development at the 6th Emerging Water Technology Symposiumin Ontario, California, where these brilliant, innovative young people were a highlight of the sessions.
Market transformation is here! MaP high-performance PREMIUM-rated toilet models are being installed in thousands of residences throughout the West and high-value rebate programs from a number of large water providers are the catalyst.
Rebates for PREMIUM-rated models are available from the Saving Water Partnership in Seattle, Denver Water, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency, the North Marin Water District, the Sonoma County Water Agency, and others.
Remember, PREMIUM-rated models are ALL certified to the U.S. EPA WaterSense specification, flush at 1.1 gallons (4.0 litres) of water or less, and, very importantly, achieve a MaP score of at least 600 grams.
Go here for the full description and list of 241 PREMIUM models (from 40 different brands).
MaP maintains the most up-to-date list of tank-type toilet models certified to the WaterSense specification. If you wonder whether the model you found online or at the store meets WaterSense requirements, visit the MaP website to check. Our site has the latest specifications and information directly from the certification bodies and manufacturers. Moreover, MaP offers the most complete online SEARCH tool for over 3,550 WaterSense models from over 160 brands, with all of the features that are most important to you.
In addition, MaP-Testing recently posted all-new high-efficiency urinal and Flushometer toilet lists.
An article in Very Well Health outlines how often you should shower. “Everybody’s skin, and lifestyle, is unique. So, you have to take into account your personal situation.”
The San Diego Union Tribune recently published an article titled “Making Every Drop Count.” The article includes water conservation tips for bathroom, laundry, kitchen and irrigation.
Image source: Insight Photos / The San Diego Union Tribune
We all know wipes are bad for your sewer system, but what about dental floss, bandages, and pets? This article from The Spruce gives reasons why these 9 items are hard on your drain and sewer system.
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