A toilet is not just a toilet. It's a life-saver, dignity-protector, and opportunity-maker. Proper sanitation saves lives, yet 4.2 billion people still lack access to a safe toilet. Without toilets, human waste spreads deadly diseases. World Toilet Day is held every November 19 to raise awareness of the importance of toilets to ensure no one is left behind without sanitation.
Put Your Toilet on a Pedestal
Toilets are not something to take for granted. This World Toilet Day, put your toilet on a pedestal and keep it well maintained. The toilet flapper - the plug that falls against the drain hole inside the tank and holds water in until the toilet is flushed - can become bent or chipped, which can result in toilet leaks and higher water bills. Replacing a flapper is a simple and inexpensive repair most can do themselves.
You may need a new flapper if:
Your toilet bowl is running (if you have to jiggle the handle to make it stop, your flapper is probably bad)
You touch the flapper and it starts to fall apart or rub off
The eyelet hole (where the chain hooks into the flapper) is torn
You use chemical bowl cleaners
Do a dye test and see the dye in your toilet bowl (dye tablets available at Water Business Office or Normal Hardware)
Did you know a bad toilet flapper can waste hundreds of gallons of water a day?
Get a New Flapper for FREE
In recognition of World Toilet Day, the Water Conservation Office is offering FREE toilet flappers to customers while supplies last.