While bidets may seem like they use more water than a traditional-toilet-and-toilet-paper method, bidets save water because they greatly reduce the amount of toilet paper we need to use.
The average person, who practices good hygiene, washes their hands after going to the bathroom. Bidets typically use the same amount water in a single session that one would use to wash their hands. They are incredibly efficient, using a small stream of water to thoroughly clean one’s rear. At Bio Bidet, we strive to engineer bidet products that promote conservation, while still maintaining the quality experience our customers have come to expect.
How Much Water Does a Bidet Use?
Bidets use roughly the same amount of water to wash one’s backside as it takes to wash one’s hands. Users have complete control over the duration of the water stream, but a typical wash takes about 15-30 seconds. More water is then used to flush the bidet toilet.
If you’re using a bidet attachment or bidet toilet seat, your total water consumption per use depends on the efficiency of the toilet to which the bidet is attached. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, older toilets can use far more than the federal standard of 1.6 gallons per flush. If you’re still using an older, inefficient toilet, we recommend replacing it with a bidet toilet or a low-flush toilet that’s equipped with a bidet attachment or bidet toilet seat.
Are Bidets Better for the Environment?
The real water savings occur by minimizing our reliance on toilet paper, a product that required tons of water to manufacture. According to the Associated Students of the University of California, 15 million trees are cut down and 473.5 billion gallons of water are used to manufacture the world’s supply of toilet paper every year. By switching to a bidet, you greatly reduce your toilet paper consumption and environmental impact.
Note: Some toilet paper may still be required for drying oneself after using a bidet, but only a small amount. Bidets with an air-dry feature can completely cut out the need for toilet paper.
In summary, the bidet uses as much water to wash your rear as you use to wash your hands – plus a few gallons to flush the toilet. Using a Bio Bidet toilet is more environmentally friendly because they require less water than most toilets and lessen our reliance on toilet paper, which wastes tons on water in the manufacturing process. And if you have an air-dry bidet you may not need toilet paper at all! If you have any questions, use the chat feature on our website or send us a message on social media. We’re on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.