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The Ultimate If Everybody Flushed Toilets At Once Quiz
by Staff
World Toilet Day is a good time to consider how a modern toilet is a marvelous marvel of convenience. Knowing how much water is being used by all those toilets may astound you. Conserve water by purchasing a Water Sense Certified Toilet. Take this quiz to see how flushed you are with the knowledge about what will happen if everybody flushed their toilets at the same time.

When is World Toilet Day?

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  • 43770
  • 40452

How do low-flow toilets help the environment?

  • conserve water
  • conserve paper
  • conserve electricity

How many gallons of water per flush are allowed for toilets produced in the U.S. today?

  • no more than 1.6 gallons (6 liters)
  • no more than 2.6 gallons
  • no more than 23.6 gallons

When first introduced to U.S. markets, how did consumers like the low-flow toilets?

  • not so much
  • liked them
  • loved them

What is another name for low-flow toilets?

  • low-flush
  • needs more than one flush
  • easily clogged toilet

What does the Water Sense label certify?

  • use no more than 1 gallon per flush
  • use no more than 1.28 gallon per flush
  • use no more than 2.28 gallon per flush

How many times in your lifetime does the United States Environmental Protection Agency estimate that you flush a toilet?

  • 50,000 times
  • 100,000 times
  • 140,000 times

When were low-flow toilets introduced to U.S. markets?

  • 1980s
  • 1990s
  • 2000s

In many American homes, how big are the sewer pipes?

  • four inches
  • six inches
  • twelve inches

Residential sewer pipes are usually connected to what system?

  • subdivision system
  • road system
  • waste treatment plant

What mechanism is used to manage the different elevations of communities?

  • escalators
  • lift stations
  • elevators

How does the percentage of homes having toilets in India compare with the U.S.?

  • much less
  • same
  • much more

What would happen if all the toilets in the U.S. were flushed at the same time?

  • nothing
  • minor sewage back-up
  • major sewage back-up

If all the U.S., toilets were flushed at the same time, what type of toilet could help the situation somewhat?

  • 1.6 gallon toilets
  • 3.5 gallon toilets
  • 5 gallon toilets

If your toilet is older than 1992, how much water per flush is used?

  • 1.6 gallon
  • 3.5 to 5 gallons
  • 5.6 gallons