If it's Yellow, Let it Mellow. If it's Brown, Flush it Down.

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Real Estate Agent with Realty Executives BRIO

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. 

For more green living tips, go to Live Green NW 

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Rainer
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Brenda Carus
Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate

A dual flush toilet is on our wish list.  Until then, more than one use to the flush is an easy way to start.  Even kids can learn and remember the flushing mantras.  We have taught our kids two sets of bathroom rules, one for our house and homes of our enviro friends and one for general public. 

October 24, 2008 04:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Kurt Duffeck
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Keller Williams Realty

Right On!

Or, why not just pee outside in the back yard or something? My dogs do it all the time!

 

October 24, 2008 05:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Lindsey Hasford
Coldwell Banker Vision

We practice this way of conserving - especially at night. Our toilets don't flush much between 8pm and 8am simply cuz it rouses the sleeping kids....

October 24, 2008 08:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Gloria and Jason Belmonte
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Prudential Fox&Roach The Belmonte Group

SOmething to be conscience of, I read that germs from the toilet can contaminate your tootbrushes on the sink or counter. Don't know if it is true, but I put the lid down just to be safe.. GO GREEN!

October 25, 2008 08:50 AM
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Oh my... I heard somewhere that urin contaminates the soil and ground water, since we all consume medicine. Now where do we go?? 

November 09, 2008 08:48 PM
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Ashley Berg

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