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Installation of Gerber Ultra-Flush high-efficiency toilets.

Nuts and Bolts:

The Pleasant Lakes Apartments outside Cleveland recently completed a major green renovation project with the installation of about 640 Gerber Ultra Flush high-efficiency toilets, which use 1.1 gallons per flush. The retrofit is expected to save 4.5 million gallons of water annually and will conserve nearly 22.5 million gallons of water in five years, notesBrian Doughtery, national sales manager for Gerber. That’s enough water to fill 34 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Dougherty adds Western Reserve Property Management, the owners of the complex, have conducted similar eco-friendly plumbing replacements in many of its Cleveland properties to help conserve water.