Day 32: Used Grey Shower Water to Flush Toilet

Day 32: Used Grey Shower Water to Flush Toilet

This morning I took a shower with one of the 5-gallon buckets that I found on the street (hot I know) to catch the shower water that was going to go down the drain anyway.

After the shower I poured that water in the toilet to “flush” it.

That helped to conserve some of the water that would’ve been used while flushing.

I’m not sure when my toilet was made, but in 1995 the National Energy Policy Act (H.R. 776) went into effect and mandated 1.6 toilets for the entire U.S. (Courtesy of Toiletology)

What was your simple green act for the day?

  • dawnkelly
    It just occurred to me-- now that I am no longer watering my outside plants with my veggie washing water-- I could use that to flush my toilet.

    I also am trying to figure out a *friendly* way to get my husband to not turn on the shower and leave it running while he shaves at the sink before getting in.

    I was lying there trying to figure out how many gallons were being wasted during that five minutes...
  • Mike Lieberman
    See Dawn I'm full of good ideas :-)

    According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the average person uses 10.9 gallons of water from the faucet a day.
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