Learn | Toilets | What is a Water Closet?

A plumbing fixture that stores a specific quantity of water inside a vitreous china or plastic tank until it is quickly released into another fixture. A toilet tank stores water until it is released and flushes into the toilet bowl. So in other words… it’s a toilet. Water closet is just another name for a typical gravity flush toilet. If you want to get detailed, “water closet” can also be used to describe a small room that houses a toilet. A water closet can be great to add a little privacy to a larger bathroom or shared mater bath.

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