The first time I heard this saying was when I lived down in Mexico for some time. I have carried it with me since then. I don't see the need to flush the toilet every time I go to the bathroom, unless of course, it's brown. I think this is an easy way to save water. You should try it. A few tips though:
- Don't go to the bathroom too many times without flushing. You will clog the toilet with all of the toilet paper you're using. That is, of course, if you're female. I suggest going 3-4 times before flushing.
- Try to warn your guests about your potty habits before they enter the bathroom or else try to flush before they enter. It can seem like you have lazy habits rather then a mission to conserve water. Believe me on this one...I have been embarrassed a few times.
- Consider buying a dual flush toilet that allows you to choose how much flow is needed to flush.
- Put the toilet seat down each time you go so you don't have the visual each time you enter the bathroom.
This is just another way to live consciously for the good of our planet.
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