The world may no longer be looking for a better mousetrap, but the search for a better and more water conserving toilet marches on. There have been many toilet retrofitting kits that promise to do so, but one recent version stands out in terms of performance, ease of installation, and ease of use.
The HydroRight Dual Flush Converter updates standard toilets into water-saving dual flush models using a patented split handle design. An upper section activates a Quick Flush for liquids and paper; pushing down on end of the handle activates the Full Flush when a higher powered flush is needed. Unlike other converter handles that require a special motion to flush, the new HydroRight handle moves downward like a conventional toilet handle.
The HydroRight eliminates all common toilet problems by replacing the flapper, handle and chain. Designed and patented to simply drop-in and attach to the existing flush valve, installation of the HydroRight requires no tank removal, no tools and can be completed in less than ten minutes. The HydroRight works with all standard flush valves and was designed to provide consumers an inexpensive, hassle-free way to save water.
It has been shown to reduce indoor water usage by 30% or more in an in independent study by USEPA advisor Bill Gauley of Veritec Consulting, LLC. That's the equivalent of 15,000 gallons of water per year for a family of four, or an annualized water savings of over $100.
“Our consumer research shows that people are just about equally split in their preferences for a handle or button, so we designed this year's HydroRight to please everyone,” said Michael Schuster, president, MJSI. “We are also excited about the dual function handle because we believe that it is intuitive to press downward to flush a toilet. Our competitors' converters flush by moving the handle left and right, or up and down. That's confusing and you can't guarantee water savings if the concept doesn't make sense. With the HydroRight, you can save water and money flushing the old-fashioned way.”