Save Millions of Gallons of Water By Installing Low-Flush Toilets in the Denver International Airport

Target: Denver International Airport

Goal: Install water-saving dual-flush toilets throughout the airport

High-volume facilities such as the Denver International Airport waste millions of gallons of water in toilet flushes alone. Urge the largest airport in the USA to install dual-flush toilets to cut this amount in half and reduce sewage production as well.

Water is a precious resource that requires much filtration and treatment before it is safe for public use. Water that enters the sewage system through toilet flushes burdens facilities even more because of the extra sanitation required. Reducing the volume of water flushed both saves clean water for other uses as well as reduces sewage production.

Dual-flush toilets allow people to choose between a low-volume flush for liquid waste and a regular flush for solid waste.  Choosing the low-volume option reduces water use by about 30-70%, depending on the original type of toilet. The Portland International Airport has a dual-flush option in all its bathrooms and estimates it saves 177,000 gallons per day. The Denver International Airport, which has over 50 million travelers each year, could save almost half a million gallons per day.

Help preserve the environment by reducing water use and sewage production. Urge the Denver International Airport to install low-flush toilets in its airport lavatories.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Denver International Airport,

With 50 million travelers each year, the Denver International Airport uses almost a million gallons of water daily in toilet flushes alone. Installing dual-flush toilets, where people can choose between a low-water flush for liquid waste and a full-volume flush for solid waste, could reduce this amount by approximately half. Please help protect our environment by installing dual-flush toilets.

Other progressive airports, such as the Portland International Airport, have successfully made this transition. The Portland International Airport installed a dual-flush option, called UPPERCUT® dual-flush Flushometers from Sloan Valve Company, in all its bathrooms and estimates it saves 177,000 gallons per day. This has significant environmental as well as financial benefits. As a city with a strong progressive and environmentally-friendly reputation, Denver would likely see proportional savings as well.

Please help conserve water, which is one of our most valuable resources. Install dual-flush toilets in the airport lavatories to significantly reduce the amount of water used each year.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. Clean composting toilets would help save the water that is on the earth.

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