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.