NYC To Lift Restrictions On Dual-Flush Toilets

NEW YORK (1010 WINS/WCBS 880) — It looks like a whole new bowl game is in the works for New Yorkers when they go to the john.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reports
LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reports

City Council was expected to vote on a law allowing for dual-flush toilets designed to trigger a long flush for solid waste or short flush for liquid waste.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn explained that those types of toilets, seen across many parts of Europe, were currently banned in New York City, 1010 WINS Senior Correspondent Stan Brooks reported.

“The present law would prohibit and fine anyone who put those in their home or their office building. We are eliminating that restriction and opening that up as an option for New Yorkers,” Quinn said.

That’s just one part of an overall water conservation program designed to save one billion gallons of water a year, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

“One of the bills we are passing into law today says that’s a crazy restriction. It’s an outdated restriction. Of course New Yorkers should have the option of having two-flush toilets: one that has a long and a short option if that’s what they want,” Quinn said.

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  • Andy P

    I was not aware that dual flush toilets were restricted anywhere! Seems funny to me that the government would restrict technology that conserves water and saves money in the long run.
    I have been using a MJSI HydroRight dual flush converter in my toilet for quite some time now. We have seen the saving in our water bill! With the low flow flush option, we know we are saving water.

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