Goinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2414 times:
In most of the world we are very lucky to have toilet facilities - with flush systems and running water. But stop - think how much water is wasted everytime we flush a toilet.
The male of the species is blessed by being able to use Urinals which use far less water. However everytime a woman goes to the toilet is gets a "Full Service Flush".
Could you/me/us invent a female Urinal ? Look at the amount of water it would save. Less water usage could be great in the future world of climate change. Less water usage uses less chemicals to clean.
Women would also benefit as they don't have to queue up as long to the toilet. In future they could be in and out of the toilet as quick as men.
Am I being stupid ?
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CaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2406 times:
Actually the wonderful low flow toilets in my house have what i call a pee flush and a poo flush.
the pee flush you just hit the handle and it changes out the water in the bowl.
the poo flush you hold the handle down until the tank drains. Sometimes you might have to do this 3-4 times if it was a big poo.. We are really saving water then
I have no idea if they were intentionally designed that way. I just know I had to plunge a lot of poo before i learned about the poo flush. I guess I never thought a toilet needed an instruction manual.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13624 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2344 times:
Actually the 2-stage toilets could save a lot of water in many households and commercial facilities. A modern urnial in the USA uses about 1 Gallon (3.9 L) of water, a full flush in a modern toilet, about 2.5 gallons (9.5 L). I also will let 2 pees 'mellow' at home until I choose to flush to save water, even though I don't pay for it. Saving water can help in a small, but measurable way to 'save the planet', especially in areas where droughts are common or water is scarse.
DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2289 times:
Quoting Goinv (Thread starter): But stop - think how much water is wasted everytime we flush a toilet.
Better yet, think of how much water is wasted because of the low flush toilets mandated by building codes these days that require us to flush multiple times when taking a deuce. I think you'll find more water wasted there than the ladies flushing the head.