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A COMPLETE RETROFIT OF YOUR BATHROOM FIXTURES WILL SAVE YOU MONEY

Here is a sampling of Questions & Answers you might have regarding retrofitting the bathrooms in your buildings

YES. AWMC will supply funding, enter into an owner self-financing agreement, and complete the retrofitting project for any qualified customer. The important concept to keep in mind is that the quicker the retrofit is completed, the quicker the savings begin. Wasted water and the monies used to pay for that water will never be recovered.

YES. Under the current conditions existing in most parts of the U.S., rates will rise possibly as much as double digits for the foreseeable future. This increase could be higher for multi-family buildings.

YES. With the new designs being used by today’s toilet manufacturers, less and less water is needed to totally eliminate solid waste. The MaP system of rating solid waste removal in toilets is a standardized series of tests created to measure toilet efficiency. The MaP scale ranges from 0 to 1000. In order to receive a WaterSense designation from the EPA, a toilet must not use more than 1.28 gallons per flush, the toilet must be made to not allow an adjustment in water usage, and the toilet must score 350 or more on the MaP scale.

NO. If the building installing the high efficiency, water conserving toilets has well maintained, correct sized, and undamaged sewer lines (especially underground) to begin with, then the reduced water flowing through them should have no significant impact on solid waste removal. Water from shower heads and sink aerators is also used to move solid waste, and unlike commercial applications, these fixtures are near the sewer lines, making the distance that solid waste has to travel much shorter.

YES. The water and sewer bills seem have become the #1 cost in operating buildings. They are added up over a twelve month period they will more than likely be greater than either the once-a-year Insurance bill or Tax bill. And, when that high tax bill comes in, the first person you would go to see is the paid, professional tax advisor. We’re offering you the option of the same kind of expert advice with your high water bill.

No.No.No. By doing the retrofit piecemeal, you lose large water and sewer savings over time, pay more for the fixtures by buying small quantities at a time and have the installation done inefficiently, therefore wasting time. The key to maximizing profits is TIME.

YES. The rates were already high enough four or five years ago to justify such an undertaking. Where else can you get a two year or less payback period on capital expended on apartment and condominium buildings improvement? And the rewards should just keep increasing over the years.

YES. With continually rising water and sewer rates, the payback period might be longer but it would still be less than 5 years. And, with not only continually rising water & sewer rates but also running toilets and water scarcity – NOW is definitely the time to retrofit!

Stealth® 0.8 GPF Toilets Even Save over 1.6 GPF

  • A 1.6 GPF toilet uses on average 8,800 gallons per year
  • The 0.8 GPF toilet saves 4,400 – 5,500 gallons per year
  • Saving you up to 50% on your water usage
  • You should ‘Retro-fit‘ today!