Monday, July 28, 2008

Toto Aquia II Toilets

We got our new toilets in. They are the Toto Aquia II.

These are dual flush, meaning you can use either 0.9 or 1.6 gallons per flush. A normal toilet (including the three we currently have) uses roughly 31.5 gallons a day. The Toto should use 12.3 gallons per day, that could be a savings of 7000 gallons a year per toilet. That's almost a swimming pool's worth of water savings between the two of them per year.

And oh yeah, they look cool.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Permit In The Wondow

We finished negotiating the contract a couple weeks back. I had my attorney review the contract; the contractor and I went back and forth over some language, but we just signed the contract and handed over $35,000 to get the job started.

This morning, I met with the Project Manager John for a pre-construction meeting. He gave me contact information, asked me to keep the kids out of the construction area, security, access, etc. After that, we put the permit up in the window.

It should be done in approximately 15 weeks. Whoppeee!