Flexible Flushing

September 26, 2014

Did you know that in the U.S., toilet flushing is the single highest use of water in the average home? While newer, efficient toilets use closer to one and a half gallons of water per flush, older models can use up to seven gallons.

However, here at UC Berkeley, an anonymous, water-saving, sustainability-loving individual has taken the initiative to create a sign designating one of the women’s bathroom stalls in University Hall as “flush-optional.” Even adding just one flush-optional stall in a bathroom can lead to noticeable water savings over time. The leadership and resourcefulness of this individual further demonstrate how small actions truly can make a difference! 

To learn more about UC Berkeley and water use, click here.