A friend of mine has a son who is being sued because of his leaky toilet in his apartment. It is a commercial toilet with no tank. They said it was running and he never told management to fix it. They had since repaired it. The last month of usage for the apartment building was 105,800 gallons. The month in question was 1,232,400 gallons or an increase of 1,126,200 gallons. This is about 26 gallons per minute.
I am trying to help him come up with some analogies of this equivalent flow rate. I don't know the pipe size but what would the line pressure be to accommodate that type of flow for a given diameter pipe running at full capacity? Would that pressure be too high for a water line with municipal water service?
The conservation toilets flush 1.6 gallons so I was thinking this would have to flush 16 times per minute or running wide out.