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Where does a bidet get water from?

Where Does A Bidet Get Water From?

If you’re new to the idea of bidets, you might find yourself wondering “where does a bidet get its water from?”

Does it get pumped straight from your toilet bowl or tank? Do you run a hose from your sink? How exactly does water get to your bum?

We will answer this important question and more!

You’ll be relieved to know that the water does not come directly from your toilet bowl or tank, but instead from your toilet’s main water supply. 

A bidet toilet seat, bidet attachment, or integrated bidet toilet will come with some plumbing hardware known as a “tee” used to divert the cold water inlet from your toilet to the bidet itself.

This can be a very easy DIY installation so don’t worry about calling a plumber (unless you’d rather just not deal with it at all).  

How does water hook up to a bidet?

The water feeding your toilet is shut off at the source and disconnected from your toilet. The tee is put in place and attached. An additional water line that comes with your order is then attached to the tee and then to the bidet seat or attachment. Turn on the water to check for leaks and you’re done! 

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You will now enjoy a much cleaner, hygienic bathroom experience. Water cleans much better than dry toilet paper alone. You'll also avoid complications due to over wiping like anal fissures, hemorrhoids and other unpleasant side effects.

So now that you know where a bidet gets its water from, let’s explore other aspects of how water plays a role in our bathroom experience and how it relates to toilet paper. 

Do I need a water filter for my bidet seat?

We recommend adding a bidet water filter to extend the life of your new purchase. The unfiltered water that runs through your bidet carries sediment that can accumulate, contributing to corrosion and eventually damage the product. 

By adding a bidet water filter and changing it every 6 months, you can increase the life of your bidet seat. Filters are very easy to attach and are also inexpensive.  

Cleaning with toilet paper vs water

Did you know that it can take up to 37 gallons of water to produce just ONE ROLL of toilet paper?! Here are some other eye opening facts about the toilet paper industry:

  • Americans use an average of 57 sheets of toilet paper every day
  • A single tree only produces 810 rolls of toilet paper  
  • Over 83 million rolls of toilet paper are produced every single day
  • Over 100,000 trees are processed to make toilet paper every day
  • One person will use 384 trees worth of toilet paper in a lifetime
  • Toilet paper’s natural color is brown and is bleached in order to achieve its white color.  

Bidets in comparison, use only 0.1 gallons of water on average each time they’re used. With the use of a warm air dryer or a designated bidet towel, you can drastically reduce or eliminate your reliance on wasteful toilet paper and save water and trees. 

You can check out our article about why you should buy a bidet for more info about the benefits of bidets over toilet paper.


Now you know where a bidet gets its water from. I hope you also learned a little about the toilet paper industry and its destructive effect on our planet.

With the use of a bidet, you’ll not only reduce the negative effects of toilet paper on the environment and your body, but you’ll also feel cleaner every single day.

Let us know in the comments what you think. Could you give up toilet paper to help save the planet?

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