Water displacement in toilet to save money and be greener
I'm going to try this. Anyone done this before?
Displacing water inside a toilet tank is one way of reducing your water usage. Decreased water usage is environmentally friendly and also can reduce your monthly water bill. According to website The Daily Green, you can save up to 10 gallons of water a day by displacing a small amount of water in the tank. Displacement means placing an object in the toilet tank. This object then takes up volume, leaving less room for the water.
Empty a plastic water bottle. Place about an inch of sand in the bottom. You can substitute small rocks or pebbles for the sand.
Fill the water bottle nearly to the top with clean water. Close the lid.
3 Lift off the cover of your toilet tank. Carefully lower the water bottle to the bottom of the tank on the side opposite of the floater arm and water pipe. You can lay it down flat if there is enough space, but having it standing up is acceptable. Make sure it does not sit on top of the tank drain flap.
4 Replace the toilet tank cover and flush the toilet to empty and refill the tank