I consider myself a courteous man, when using a public head. I flush at least 5 times during a session on the throne.
I bring this up because of this. I use the throne at least twice a day, regularity exists in me. So I figure with some quick math at 1.5 Gall per flush, I use about 15 Gallons per/day, or about 5500 gallons per year.
Just a while ago, I was sitting down, taking in a deuce, and in comes another, sits in the stall next to me and sits there for what seemed like forever, sounding like a lawn mower that just came out of storage after a long cold winter, and to my surprise never flushed once until he was done. The smell was unbearable, and kept me on the throne longer than I needed to be, but I was not sure if I was going to have to release my noon chow, ala in the style of Karen Carpenter, (no offense).
So we both get done, and as we are washing our hands I ask. “Why don’t you give a courtesy flush every once in while to hold down the scent of yesterday’s beans and cheese burrito?” He tells me “Gy, my mom and dad used to tell us to conserve water, and we all need to do our part in saving the environment”
What about saving the yuk factor for those that are next to you, or for those that may be coming after you?
Anyway, I guess I am missing something here, but then again all things equal he only uses 1100 gallons of water per year.
I am going to continue my trend of abusing the water, so here is my apology for using our precious resource of water..
Signing off :D