10 ideas for fixing Los Angeles’ water problems
If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’re well aware of some of today’s challenges: an overabundance of water in the Great Lakes and a shortage of water in L.A. And the City of Los Angeles is no exception, having endured a major water shortage last year that has left the city scrambling to get its water bills under control.
It’s hard to overstate the severity of the challenge in Los Angeles, given the city’s size and population, and the city has been struggling with some of the hardest water problems in the country and the world. But we’ve only focused so far on the worst of what’s happening — and the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles are actively looking to fix many of the problems they’ve had in recent years.
So let’s take a moment to look at how to improve our water supply, and in this article, we’ll share some of the solutions we’ve found to make us more water efficient.
More water efficient toilets
“Most toilets use 10-15 gallons of water per flush. The new toilets we’ve just installed use only 2-3 gallons per flush, and that water is conserved long-term,” says David Wright, who owns Wright Water Systems. “The big difference is that they won’t need to be flushed as often.”
Wright Water Systems makes several different kinds of toilets, including flushing toilets, gravity-fed toilets, and U-shaped toilets. “We use two different designs on our flushing toilets, and so we can make the most efficient use of water,” Wright says. “We can produce two different amounts of flush water, depending on how many times we’ve used them.”
There are a number of other ways you can reduce water usage when it comes to toilets. There are several types of low water use toilets available, such as flushless toilets and hand-operated toilets, which use some of your weight to push fluid out.
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