Today the household decided to follow the phrase, “If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down.” Now, I know. Adapting this habit is difficult. You really have to get everyone in the house on board. It also has a sense of being taboo. No one wants to talk about it. However, since typical toilets use 3.5-7 gallons of water per flush, this isn’t something you can keep silent about. Well, at least not me. The water savings was a pretty good argument. The only thing that I thought about was how many flush passes can you go before you really need to flush. Obviously, toilet paper will build up. Clogs wouldn’t be fun. If anyone has any feedback on this, I’d appreciate it. What have you done?
Update: I had no idea how much this would impact but boy, I counted the other day, and I am a VERY frequent bathroom goer. Since I come from the family of little bladders, this means lots of trips and lots of flushes adding up to lots of gallons of water. So I’m glad this initiative has been good. Unfortunately during the work week, I can’t follow this motto (unless I want to make a lot of unhappy employees glare at me).