WIT Press


Awareness Raising And Educated Activities For Effective Water Savings: A Case Study With Dual Flush Toilets

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WS130211

Volume

178

Pages

7

Page Range

255 - 261

Published

2013

Size

793 kb

Author(s)

B. D. Özel & B. B. Baykal

Abstract

Dual flush technology contributes to the water savings issue by introducing 3 and 6 liter flush options in contrast to conventional toilets having a typical flush volume of 9 liters. The aim of this study is to assess the public awareness and the role of educated activities toward proper use of dual flushes. Within this context, surveys were conducted in a university library where dual flush toilets had been installed. The surveys have indicated that the awareness among the users about the proper use of dual flush was only 43% at the beginning but it increased from 43% to 85% over a period of 5 months of awareness raising and educated activities. The results emphasize the critical need for public awareness, education and participation to complement technical applications in accomplishing water savings. Keywords: dual flush toilets, education, awareness, water saving.

Keywords

dual flush toilets, education, awareness, water saving