Dry Planet Save-A-Flush

Dry Planet Save-A-Flush
Dry Planet Save-A-Flush
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If you’re looking for one thing to do today to save water, the Save-A-Flush is it. This award winning product, is a simple envelope, filled with super absorbent polymers and, once placed into the bottom of the toilet cistern, will absorb water thereby reducing the capacity of the cistern. The Save-a-Flush lasts indefinitely, however in high flush/use areas, a 3-5 year period is recommend, saving up to 7000 litres annually in just one toilet. Bricks and filled bottles can be used, but bricks can disintegrate and bottles can block the flushing mechanism, both of which can result in expensive damage to the system.


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  • Save-A-Flush is designed with a small, flat profile - even when fully ‘inflated’ (full of water), it will not interfere with the flushing mechanism of the toilet
  • Although the plastics used in the product are not yet recyclable in South Africa, Dry Planet is working to change that and is confident that by the end of the product’s lifespan (3-5 years) it will be
  • In the interim, they will take in expired products and reuse the packaging, reducing the amount of parts that will need recycling
  • There is no reduction in pressure, which makes the water saving ‘free’ in that you won’t feel the difference in the toilet flushing once the Save-A-Flush is installed
  • On average, in homes with running water, the toilet is flushed 8-10 times per day, using up to 5 litres of water at a time (depending on the size of the cistern)
  • Save-a-Flush has won Australia's National Savewater! Awards for the Best Product and the Waterwise Marque award in the UK

Did you know? Dry Planet aims to reach 1% of South Africans. If just 1% uses the Save-A-Flush, about 200 million litres of water can be saved annually.


  • Simply remove the lid of the cistern, and drop the lightweight envelope into the cistern
  • The device will soak up water, thereby displacing 1 - 1.2 litres of water (depending on the device you have) with every refill, reducing water flushed away with every flush
  • Absorbing the full amount of water can take up to 6 hours, and it will sink to the bottom of the cistern as it fills
  • Fits all toilets, including dual-flush systems

Laminate envelope containing super absorbent polymers and silica sand

Overall Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars from 34 reviews

29 out of 34 people would recommend this product

04/05/2019, By Deon
The description on the website isn't misleading - it's just wrong. This product is not suitable for most modern, low flush toilets. If your cistern has a lever mechanism for flushing, great, this will save you water. Otherwise, save yourself the money (and the environment the manufacturing materials) and find some other solution.

P.S. I suspect just putting a discarded brick in your cistern could save even more on money, resources in general, and water specifically.
22/08/2018, By Carlin
Easy to install, great water-saving device
19/06/2018, By Eline
I see no difference when flashing in my 2 other toilets. But be aware, if your toilet hasn’t enough pressure to flash, don’t use this product because with lesser water to flush, your toilet drain can become clogged over time
27/05/2018, By Sue
it works efficiently. good for water saving
23/03/2018, By Simone
so easy and it works perfectly. Thank you for such a simple idea!
09/02/2018, By Deri-Anne
Barely saves a litre. For the price, I'm very disappointed. In the most modern 3L cistern, saving 1L is great. In most other toilets, it barely makes a difference.
29/01/2018, By Bronwen
It helps by taking up space in your cistern and won't damage it like a brick would or cause debris to float up.
09/01/2018, By Janine
I thought there would be such a difference that one might have problems with flushing. There was no problem at all, its as if one isn't even using dry planet. Works great.
04/12/2017, By Carlin
Great product, easy to use.
03/12/2017, By Astra
I love this product! I really want to save water and it works like a bomb!
21/11/2017, By Dry Planet SA
Dry Planet does not and has never carried out any testing on animals. The Save-a-flush bag contains a super absorbent polymer which is inert but does swell up when it absorbs water, hence the caution in the event of it being accidentally swallowed.

Save-a-flush also contains a small amount of silica sand (like you would find on the beach). This sand serves to give the bag some weight so it will help it sink when placed in water. Even though sand is perfectly safe normally , if you work in an environment eg a factory in which you breath in silica dust over a prolonged period then it can be harmful.

Because of this risk, in certain states in the USA, in particular California, it is a legal requirement for products containing any silica to carry a warning even if the chances of silica dust being generated and inhaled are negligible. As Save-a-flush is also sold in the US, the warning has been included on the bag. We hope that clarifies the situation and reassures you that our products are safe and that we are not in favour of ANY animal testing.

The Dry Planet SA Team
21/11/2017, By Danni
Great simple product! Lots of innovative people trying to solve this water crisis!!
21/11/2017, By Candice
This product was tested on animals - a note on the back of the pack says that eating the contents could result in organ damage, based on animal data. I wish I had known before I purchased it, I don't even want to use it now!

***Faithful To Nature's Response
We love that you are an Earth Warrior & can see where the confusion can come in with the wording on the packaging, but we can assure you this product is not tested on animals. Silica is known to have an effect in animals, which is why the warning states that it may be harmful if swallowed. Thanks for always being faithful to our Earth and looking out for signs on packaging.
03/11/2017, By Lee
Super useful, effective almost immediately. Much better than bottles and bricks.
27/10/2017, By Mandy
Fantastic! I bought 4 and they all work perfectly without causing the flushing mechanism to jam. Definitely worth it
16/10/2017, By XG
Awesome! Great idea, no wonder its award winning!

Lets buy for family and friends. Great Xmas gift for people in Cape Town..
16/10/2017, By Jimmy
Loved the simplicity. You can put a brick in the cistern as mentioned by Kim but no-one every does it.

This is a sure way to make sure you save water!

Highly recommended.
16/10/2017, By Kim
This product is kind of a rip off because in south africa we just put a stone or brick into the cistern and it does the same job. I tried it because it sounds awesome and i thought it would be an improvement on the brick. Alas, it was not.
04/10/2017, By Thabo D
Simple, effective and a genius idea!

Everyone in CT should have one without doubt! Why isnt the government handing these out to high use areas?

I can imagine the difference these would make at schools and hospitals!
26/09/2017, By Yvonne C
Fantastic little product. A must for all toilets that are more than two years old.

We need these in high use areas to save water!!
11/09/2017, By Bernadette
I was honestly surprised (and shocked!) on how much water this saves! It is a bit bigger than expected but works like a charm.
09/09/2017, By B
It is fantastic! A bit bigger than expected, but once it's soaked through it instantly saves you water.
06/09/2017, By PJ
Innovative way to save water during this drought!

Just what we need for everyone to do their bit!
29/08/2017, By Joe S
Simple, cheap and very clever product.

I am going to buy for family and friends and spread the love in CT.
31/07/2017, By nicki
Not yet convinced but love the concept
11/07/2017, By Nomvuyo
Great innovation and alot easier than putting a bottle in the cistern.

Struggled to fit the bottle in my cistern and it toppled over all the time.

Great price and awesome product. I cannot praise it enough.
22/06/2017, By Lindiwe
Awesome, easy and clever product.

Highly recommend it to anyone. Fits both my older style and dual flush toilets at home.

I am going to speak to my work to see if they will purchase some.
21/06/2017, By Jannie
Really simple but very clever way to save water without changing a thing.

Everyone needs at least one in their toilets throughout their houses. Tell kids to recommend to their schools and lets try end this water shortage we are facing!
21/06/2017, By James
We have one of these in each of our toilets at home. It's a convenient, affordable way of saving water that requires zero attention beyond simply popping it in your cistern on day one. Importantly, it doesn't impact on the working of the cistern (either from a wearing or effectiveness perspective) so no real reason not to get one.
19/06/2017, By Ayanda
This is a pretty clever and interesting idea. Worth trying out
13/06/2017, By Justine
A really great way to save water. We bought 3 for all the toilets in our house and it has been the simplest way to reduce our water usage and bill. Seriously, it should be law that everyone makes a plan to use a product like this.
03/04/2017, By Cathys

Having recently installed a Flush Away in all my household toilets I can honestly say not only has my water consumption gone down noticeably but so has my water bill each month!!

Each and every person should have at least one of these in all their household toilets.

Please share with friends and spread the love! This country is in desperate need of water savings.
28/03/2017, By Spring10
The Flush Away is really simple and easy to use and has saved ALOT of water daily in my family.

You don even notice the difference. I have bought some for my family and friends and they LOVE it!

@Lee the issue with putting a bottle or brick in your cistern is that the brick disintegrates over time and clogs the mechanisms and a bottle does always fit a cistern due to the shape. The product was made to solve this issue.
23/03/2017, By Andrea
Honestly, i just slipped this into the cistern on the opposite side to the floating orange ball and forgot about it. Checked 2 days later and it had taken up space in a quarter of the tank! And I don even notice a difference during a full flush so it in no way affects efficacy. Crazy to think how much water was used unnecessarily. Neat little water saver this guy!

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