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Tips for reducing water consumption

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Fresh water is a precious resource. Even though Canada seems to have ample supplies, it accounts for only 7% of the planet’s renewable fresh water reserves. And just because those reserves are renewable, it doesn’t mean they’ll last forever. If we want our children, grandchildren and future generations to be able to benefit from this natural wealth, each of us has to do our share.

 

At home, there are many actions you can take to reduce how much water you use.

 

Indoors

The bathroom is the place in the home where the most water is used. Taking showers or baths and flushing toilets account for 65% of our consumption. It’s easy to cut down the quantity of water used in the bathroom by following these tips: Continue reading

Toilet water

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To some people, ecological toilets are a synonym for dry toilets. In searching for an alternative more adapted to our modern lives, I found two models and some great ways to be more ecological.

I found the first model, Eco Toilet Concept by designer Jang Woo-seoka, on buzzecolo.com. The concept literally floored me by combining two utilities, the sink and the toilet. The way it operates is simple: use used water when you wash your hands to fill the toilet tank so you don’t waste our most precious resource: drinking water. It’s a wonder that the concept hasn’t already swept the Canadian market.

There are also models of compact toilets. Some have a macerating pump and an electric flush. With no external tank and using just 4 litres per flush, the toilet offers good opportunities when space or plumbing is a problem.

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