Mayor Calls for Saving Water and Banning Wasteful Toilets

In an effort to save water, Mayor Miller is looking to get a bunch of cities to cut water use by 15% in seven years. To start with, he's asking the province to ban the sale of less efficient toilets that use three times more water than more eco-sensitive low-flush toilets.

21 cities around the Great Lakes, including Toronto, Chicago and Buffalo, have signed on the plan and eleven of these municipal governments have already started reducing water wastage.

Speaking of toilets, I finally saw one in a Toronto office that uses a totally brilliant but simple method of water savings - different water flushing amounts for different, uhm, toilet duties (or more scientifically, a full flush for poo, a half-flush for pee). I don't know why these half-flush toilets are not all over the city, especially in new homes and buildings.

There are a lot of other water saving techniques we should all be practicing, including giving dirty looks to those neighbours that are constantly cleaning/watering their sidewalks (they know who they are!).

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