Dual flush system launched in Gujarat

Dual flush system launched in Gujarat

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On World Water Day, the Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani launched dual flush system in Gandhinagar. The Chief Minister also watched the live demonstration of the system which helps in less consumption of water in toilet flushing.

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a six liters flushing cistern can discharge either six liters or three liters in one go depending on the option selected by the users. Usually less water is required to flush liquid waste than in case of solid waste and in dual flush cistern, user gets the option of full flush or low flush depending upon the type of waste

The ‘dual flush cistern’ has the option of full flush or low flush depending on selection of option. Thus, a six liters flushing cistern can discharge either six liters or three liters in one go depending on the option selected by the users. Usually less water is required to flush liquid waste than in case of solid waste and in dual flush cistern, user gets the option of full flush or low flush depending upon the type of waste. In case of, conventional flushing system this option is not there resulting in considerable waste of water. 

In USA or European countries, dual flush system is popular and mandatory as they save lot of water in the flush. However, in India, use of dual flush system is not mandatory. IS 774:2004 issued by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) – country’s national standardization agency provides option of ‘single and dual flush’. However, BIS is planning to amend the IS 774:2004 to include ‘dual flush only’ (criteria) instead of ‘single and dual flush’ to save water.

Also the Central Water Commission (CWC) in its report on “Guidelines for Improving Water Use Efficiency in Irrigation, Domestic and Industrial Sectors, 2014” has stated that “Traditional toilets use between 16 and 20 liters per flush, which means an average consumption of 80-100 liters daily per inhabitant; water-efficient toilets using only 6 litres per flush can reduce that figure to 30 litres a day per inhabitant. In new construction and building rehabilitation or remodelling there is a great potential to reduce water consumption by installing lowflush toilets. Since low-flush toilets use less water, they also reduce the volume of wastewater produced”. 

By launching the dual flush system last week, Gujarat has become one of the earliest states to implement the system in the country.