What is a dual flush?

Toilet flush valves have been around for years, but what is the difference on a Dual Flush Valve?

Before we thought about the environment, and weren’t noticing we were getting longer dry periods in this country, we could flush our toilets to our hearts content. Now things are different, barely a summer goes by without the dreaded hose pipe ban occurring.

Water meters are becoming more common place and we will soon all be charged on the water we consume.

So now we need to think, do I really need to chuck 9 litres of water down the toilet every time I go to the toilet?

With old, single flush valves we didn’t have a choice, it happened! The bowl needed clearing, we pulled the lever! Now we have a choice, by fitting a Dual flush Valve, you have the ability to press for a half flush for liquid waste or a full flush for solid waste. The more advanced flush valves such as a FlushKING valve even give you the ability to set the 2 different flush levels to ensure you are using no more water than you absolutely need to.

The control of the dual flush valve is nice and simple, you get a smart button to push that is split into 2 parts, one for small flush, and one for big flush. Simple enough to teach our children how to conserve water too.

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Did you know?

The Environment Agency has developed a methodology for identifying and classifying relative levels of water stress in water company areas in England. The Government has used this map to designate areas of serious water stress for the purpose of accelerating water metering.