ok. who the hell thought this one up.

"These will save water, they only use 1/3 the water of a normal toilet!" (unfortunatly you have to flush it 5-6 times if you do anything but pee in it) This goes along with my rant against low-flow shower heads, low-flow faucets (especially on utility sinks, yet i saw it), and low-flow water things in refrigerators. I mean come on, you are going to fill your cup full, but why make it take a full 3 minutes to do. The first thing i did when i got my "new" shower head was to open the whole thing up, using a little force, and found the little plastic thing which was was restricting the perfectly good hole by about 50%
My parents old house actually had a low-volume flusher. I think the 5-6 flushes is an exaggeration. Yes, it did not do it's job for large dumps with one flush but it did the vast majority of the time. On occasion I had to flush a 2nd time but rarely if ever a 3rd time

Anything that uses less resources with minimum of disruption is a good thing. Maybe the toilet should use 50 percent instead of 33 percent water. Ditto for the shower heads.

I'm starting to see traffic lights that are using LEDs instead of bulbs. I think that's awesome as they consume less electricity and are still very bright, if not brighter.

Of course, a low volume flusher saves nothing if it takes ages for a plumber to fix a faulty toilet.

At my work, we had a toilet which was continuously flushing. In fact, it was shooting water down the drain faster than a normal flush would. We couldn't stop it because the office toilets was one of those types where everything but the seat is hidden behind the wall.

It took 30 hours before a plumber arrived to fix it!

Here is the maths behind that leaking toilet:
Let's say the average toilet flush is 5 litres and takes 5 secs to be completed. That means that 60 litres of water was being flushed down the drain every minute. Over the period of 30 hours, we lost 108,000 litres of water!

To put that in perspective: 108,000 litres of water is almost the amount of water that is consumed by a standard household of four people in a year!

What a waste!

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