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Interesting idea to save water

I heard about this story a while ago but forgot to explore whether it was true. 

Spoiler alert: some people will find this idea completely gross. 

A university in the UK has a couple of students with a great idea. 


Their Water saving idea is simple. Rather than go to the loo first thing in the morning, wee in the shower.

They started this idea about a year ago and it has gained momentum. 

Their inspiration came from Brazil. It’s interesting but I was curious about whether all students should shower every day. But the concept is a great one. They also researched the hygiene etc too. 


It could save all of us money in the end as a useful tip. 

I thought about it again last week when our rainwater toilet dried out. For us to have had such low rain fall in February/March was a worry. 


Water is so important and in the west it’s easy to take a clean supply for granted. 

Do you have any unorthodox water saving tips?

16 comments on “Interesting idea to save water

  1. samselim
    April 12, 2015

    We just shower/bathe less in our family…We do it every 3 days, sometimes go longer! And we follow the old proverb “if yellow let it mellow….” saves tons of water πŸ™‚

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  2. samselim
    April 12, 2015

    Not sure about the weeing in the shower everyday – not the weeing part, but the shower part. Why waste all that water showering everyday?

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  3. gaiainaction
    April 12, 2015

    Wasting a lot of water on showering everyday, if the climate is not too warm, it is not necessary I think.

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  4. wscottling
    April 12, 2015

    I’m with y’all. I just don’t shower every day. I wish I could talk my husband into the same, but he insists that he needs his daily shower. *sigh* Peeing in the shower (I think) doesn’t save near as much as skipping a day or two between showers. Also, studies have shown that it’s much better for our skin to not shower every day.

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  5. BerLinda
    April 12, 2015

    I might start showering with someone else – and hope he doesn’t pee at the same time πŸ™‚

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  6. faeriembassy
    April 13, 2015

    funny how these ideas are ‘controversial’ – growing up it was common to have what mum called a top and tail wash every day which involved a flannel and the washbasin . cant remember how often she put me in the bath but can recall us sharing the bath water. here being on rainwater tanks we shower as needed and every day is not needed unless we are doing mucky jobs.
    makes me laugh but last time my grandson was here we like to have a bath together and he sat on the edge and weed into it. is that dirty? no I happen to be of the school that says urine is a useful commodity. our children were always taught to pee on their mossie/ant/bug bites – instant relief and anyway why not pee in the garden . thats what we do but then I dont have neighbours.


  7. suchled
    April 13, 2015

    2 p or not 2 p. That is the question. Where I live we rely on rain water and we have a bore. The bore water is good enough for coffee and for making beer but not for tea of straight drinking. So we have the toilet hooked up to the bore water tank and the rest of the house to the rain water, and the beer is in the fridge.

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  8. Due to our drought conditions we’ve begun saving water every way imaginable. My husband and I usually only shower if we have an appointment that day, on Sunday before church, etc., which means probably twice a week, sometimes three. We use low-flow shower heads and turn the water off while soaping, using it only to rinse. Of course, there’s always showering together — remember when California pushed that years ago? I have no problem with “weeing” in the shower but would consider too many showers and too many flushes a waste of water anyway. We flush the toilets far less often than previously. We use tubs in the kitchen sinks to wash and rinse the dishes, then use the water outdoors on the plants. We collect rainwater for outdoor use. I guess if worse came to worse we could always build an outhouse… Sometimes I think we’re going backwards in time.

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    • lizard100
      April 13, 2015

      That’s a great but sobering list. We watch the California drought process from here and I remember having stand pipes for water as a child. A faucet in the street when there was no rain. Times have changed.


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