California drought — Think before flushing

California Drought (HuffingtonPost)

As of next year, you won’t be able to buy regular flushing toilets in California. If you need a new one, don’t worry, you will hardly notice any changes, however the pressure in your faucet and the duration of the toilet flushing will decrease. This will not have any adverse effect on you. In fact, you will become a better person. Everybody, who uses your bathroom, will help save water.

Toilets cannot consume more than 1.28 gallons per flush, while residential faucets shall not exceed a 1.2 gallons-per-minute flow rate.

These regulations are expected to save 105 billion gallons of water in California when flushing toilets and using faucets.

The new regulations were not enacted because it’s cool or mainstream. They’ve been enacted because the stark reality is that if people don’t start saving water, California will run out of this precious resource very soon. The problem is us people. If we don’t replace high flow rate devices in our homes, such as toilets and showers, then we might as well admit that we mostly do not care about water consumption. Please just stop for a moment and consider what would happen if the natural water supply of California would disappear!

Take action now, change the way you think about using water! Check out how you can save water when using your showers.

Resource: www.sfgate.com

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