The Evolution Of Water Saving Toilets And Other Modern Plumbing Technologies

Written by Channel 8 Cleveland on April 8th, 2013. Posted in Commercial bathroom sinks, Commercial lavatory, Walk in bathtub

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About 2.5 billion people living today do not have access to clean toilets, including the 1 billion or so people who will defecate in open public spaces and the 1 billion other people who have to use pit latrines. Fortunately for the people who do have access to safe sanitation, there are stronger and more viable plumbing solutions like water saving toilets, like modern toilets, and like contemporary toilets that have energy efficient properties. These plumbing advancements have clearly changed the face of the plumbing and sanitation industry.

Today’s water saving toilets are nothing like the toilets used during Queen Elizabeth I’s reign. She actually had the predecessor to the modern toilet installed at Richmond Palace, but only for a short while because she could not stand the noise. Nor are they too much like the world’s first vortex flushing toilet, which was developed by Thomas MacAvity Stewart in 1907 and which had a self cleansing component to it. Today’s water saving toilets are separate entities unto themselves, saving customers on energy and water costs.

They are similar, however, to walk in bath tubs in that they are more formulated to meet today’s needs of clients. Walk in tubs will open however clients want them to open, either inward or outward, and they have seals that keep water tight when the doors are closed. Similarly, soaking tubs, which have ergonomic designs, are beneficial for having deeper tubs than traditional baths, thereby customizing the needs that clients have for full immersion.