Thursday, April 11, 2013

Water Saving Ideas

I recently learned about some simple tricks to save $$ and water where a toilet is concerned. While I don't consider myself a  "greenie," I do like being responsible with my money. Simple ways to do that appeal to me.

The bathroom is an area of the house that uses a ton of water. Esp the toilet. It is in nearly constant use at my house. That means gallons of water down the drain with each flush, which equals $$ down the drain. Below are two ideas I think are pretty cool ideas for saving water in the bathroom.

The first water saving trick I learned about is a dual flush conversion kit. You can pay big $$ to buy a dual flush toilet, or just turn your existing toilet into a dual flush. With as many as I have using  the pot every day, it just makes sense to be able to use less water for light use, more water for heavier loads. =)
Here is a video explaining the technology...you can just watch about half the video as it repeat itself once. There is no talking, just some text and self explaining pics. It is about 1 min...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUyvD1qiiqA

You can purchase several kits to convert your toilet, here is a good deal I found on what seems to be a quality model.
http://www.dualflushpro.com/index.html

Another thing I was fascinated to learn about is a toilet sink. Evidently, Japan has been doing this for a number of years. It is such a simple way to save and reuse water with no extra effort. It also looks  like a great way to promote hygiene in the bathroom, when you flush the toilet, the water turns on, just stick your hands under the flow of clean water and wash up. You don't even have to turn the faucet off when you are done since it turns off automatically. The ultimate no-touch, automated sink!

Here is a video...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JenEXA-xry8&feature=player_embedded



Here is a link to the site that sells the sink to fit on the back of the toilet tank...
http://sinkpositive.com/web/

I just really love this idea, even though it is a pricey. But it dosen't have to be.

Here is what one guy did... it won't embed but is worth a watch. The link below will open the video in a new window.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioSKrRGx03o

And another one.. (Rayna loved dancing to the music on this one =)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfxMIn1TTVY


I am hoping in the near future to be able to implement these simple ways to reduce our water usage. My kids are excited about them, too. =)
 
Okay, so that was my show and tell project for today. =D Thanks for watching.

What are some things you do to save water in the bathroom, or any room of the house? If you have any tips to share, please comment! I would love to hear your ideas.


Nichola http//:peachfarmerswife.blogspot.com
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