In an effort to conserve water, the city has launched an initiative to study low-flow toilets, which require less water to flush away waste.
Iqaluit Recycling Society Coordinator Jonathan Wright has secured 12 low-flow toilets for testing.
Six units from each of two companies will be tested over a period of three months, as that is the typical water billing period. Wright says the amount of water used in that time will be compared to the same household’s bill last year to determine the toilet’s conservation abilities.
The free units will be installed in municipal housing and private sector units and Wright says results will be released by the end of the year.