Day 36: Influenced Nephew to Use Grey Water to Flush Toilet
My 9-year old nephew is up from Florida visiting for a few days. He saw me using the bucket of grey shower water to flush my toilet and started to ask questions.
I explained to him how I was saving water by getting the water from the shower, then using it to flush the toilet and water my fire escape garden.
Of course what he was most interested in was when I poured it in the toilet really fast that it automatically flushed.
Totally unsolicited, the next time he took a whiz, he got the bucket and used the grey water to flush.
Even if he does it for the few days he’s here, I’m hoping that the message will last longer and he’ll start to take these things into consideration when making his decisions.
Did you know that 15-25 gallons of water is used in the average shower? Courtesy of The US Environmental Protection Agency.
And 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)