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The water savings of a bidet compared to using multiple flushes and toilet paper can vary depending on several factors, but it’s generally a significant reduction. Here’s a breakdown:

Bidet water usage:

  • A typical bidet uses around 0.125 gallons (0.47 liters) of water per wash.

Toilet paper and flush water usage:

  • The average person uses 1-2 squares of toilet paper per wipe, and a single square requires about 0.037 gallons (0.14 liters) of water to produce.
  • Assuming 4 wipes per bathroom visit, that’s 0.148-0.296 gallons (0.56-1.12 liters) per use.
  • Add to that the water used for multiple flushes (let’s say 2 flushes with 3 gallons each, which is still less than the average US toilet’s 6 gallons per flush), and you’re looking at 6-12 gallons (22.7-45.4 liters) of water used per bathroom visit.

Percentage savings:

Comparing these numbers, using a bidet can save you anywhere from 82% to 99% of water compared to using toilet paper and multiple flushes. That’s a massive reduction in water consumption, especially considering the average person goes to the bathroom 6-7 times per day!

Additional factors:

  • The type of bidet (handheld vs. attached) and its water efficiency can affect usage.
  • Your personal wiping habits and the number of flushes you typically use can also impact the savings.

Overall, switching to a bidet is a fantastic way to conserve water and be more environmentally friendly. Beyond the impressive water savings, bidets offer numerous other benefits, like improved hygiene and personal comfort. So, if you’re looking for a sustainable and hygienic bathroom upgrade, consider giving a bidet a try!