We were looking at the highlights of Norway U20 v Honduras U20 in the 2019 World Cup in Poland. The floodgates opened - it was 12-0 and Erling Haaland scored 9 of them.
Avoid the floodgates opening at home, by fitting your loo with a water saving device.
What difference does it make?
Almost a third of UK water use comes from flushing the loo. If you don't have dual flush, there's a good way to save.
This activity lowers your carbon footprint by:
34 KG CO₂
What do you need?
- An Hippo bag
- Or a plastic bottle with a stone
- Or a brick
Step by step
If you have an old loo, there is a good chance it doesn't have dual flush. If it doesn't have dual flush, then you can make some great savings! If it does have dual flush, then this activity isn't suitable.
You can order a Hippo water-saver bag. The cheaper alternative is to make your own filler: use a 2l bottle filled with pebbles or sand (2 x 1.5l for a 9+ litre cistern); or use a simple brick - 2 bricks for a cistern over 9 litres.
Place your flushing saver device in the cistern making sure it won't interfere with the flushing mechanism. Before closing the cistern, take a picture to score the goals!
A dual-flush toilet is a variation of the flush toilet that uses two buttons (or handle) to flush different amounts of water. Lesser amount for liquid and greater amount for solid.
If you can't remember having changed your toilets, you can either ask your landlord if you' currently rent your accomodation or have a look at this page.
Here it goes!
You can try the Limpopo River in Africa ... or Chester Zoo ... alternatively on the hippo the watersaver page.