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Energy Savings Tip #5 ‘Oval Office’ Water Saver

Posted Feb 11 2011 1:43pm

If it’s yellow, let it mellow; if it’s brown flush it down.  I was privy to this wondrous line by my friend, and fellow environmental advocate, Abigail Frost-King of the Save the Maumee Grassroots Organization during Fort Wayne’s 1st GreenFEST in 2009.  
But, there are a variety of other devices that can help save the gallons of water you flush each day in the ‘restroom’!

One device consists of a plastic bag which sits in the toilet cistern conserving about 3 liters of water each time a toilet is flushed. When the toilet is flushed, the water confined in the bag is saved. If you find the bag impairs the flushing, you can usually cut off one of the bottom corners of the bag to make more space in the cistern. This saves approximately 33% of water used in a toilet, and 10% of total water used in a house.
There is also the old brick in the back of the toilet that can be used as well.  For more ideas, check out Easy Energy Savings!

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