Water efficiency and conservation. 2,600 toilets flush tested and compared. Learn about Maximum Performance (MaP) Testing!
It takes 635 gallons of water to make one hamburger.* But only a gallon to flush it!
*Global Water Partnership, March 22, 2011
MaP's synthetic material helps demonstrate what the equipment can do, without having the real stuff around.
Flush Waste, Not Water
MaP = Maximum Performance
MaP testing for toilets was developed in 2003 because we believe that toilets should flush waste - not water!
This free MaP report provides flushing performance scores for more than 2,200 tank-type toilets and is updated monthly. The MaP rating system has been endorsed by consumer groups, manufacturers, retailers, architects, and the US EPA through its WaterSense initiative.
If you want a toilet that performs well, you want a MaP-tested toilet.
About Maximum Performance Testing
Before the development of the MaP Testing Program, many toilets routinely plugged or required double flushing - - they just didn't work!
Because 99 of every 100 flushes will be for less than 350 grams (12 ounces) of waste, a MaP-approved toilet fixture must flush at least 350g of solid waste. (Note: In 2003, half of the fixtures tested could not even flush 250 g of waste!)
Today, many MaP-approved toilets can flush 1,000g of solid waste (over 2 pounds!) -- far more than any human is likely to produce.
NOTE: Manufacturers are NOT required to have their toilet fixtures MaP tested and MaP testing remains a voluntary program. To avoid disappointment, consumers should insist on installing ONLY MaP-tested toilets.