Thursday, January 12, 2012

JOT #22: (Don't) Flush it down

From the shower, we move to the toilet, commode, potty, WC. Whatever you call it (tell me yours!) it's not a pleasant subject for most. Still there's water to be saved there as well!

  • Put a brick in, or a bag of water, or something hard and heavy, and you'll reduce your tank volume per flush
  • Use the "if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown, flush it down" rule
  • Use your shower water to flush! You can pour it in the tank, or if you're lazy, just into the bowl.
  • Invest in a low-flow toilet. Some use only 1.5 gallons per flush!
  • While you're at it, you can also get one with a dual-flush - light and strong flushing when needed!
  • Those tank-top hand-washing devices would be fun to install. The water you use to wash your hands goes into the tank fo the next flush!
  • Avoid putting other junk in there - just toilet paper. The rest goes in the trash.
  • Use TP sparingly - it takes water to make! Better yet, get a 100% post-consumer recycled one (some even go TP free and use a sprayer and cloth wipes!)

An uncomfortable subject to talk about, perhaps, but well worth the savings!

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