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Posted on Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2010

Dual-flush toilet nozzles were installed for trial use in the ladies restroom at Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center in the Fall of 2008.

Dual-flush nozzles allow users to choose the amount of water needed for each toilet visit: pull up for liquid waste; push down for solid waste. A "liquid waste" or "Number 1" flush uses 1/3 less water than a typical flush.

During the trial period, users have shared positive feedback, and Facilities is happy with the installations' durability and water savings. As a result, Facilities is working on upgrading more toilets in women's restrooms across campus. Also, plans are in the works to test low-flow toilets. These toilets use less water per flush on all flushes.

Eager to share a flushing story? Send your feedback to facilities: facilities-csc@scu.edu or 554-4742.

Tags: Did You Know?, Water