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    Save water and money the Brazilian way - pee in the shower

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    Aug 7th 2009 at 9:30AM


    I live in California, where a drought has been declared, and I'll bet the state government hasn't thought of this solution -- encouraging residents to urinate in the shower.

    A Brazilian environmental group is trying to get its residents to save water by peeing in the shower.

    The group says that if a single household flushed the toilet one fewer time a day, it would save 1,157 gallons of water each year. That's just from one household not flushing once a day.

    It has come up with a catchy video to promote it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ_DNc1zbxI

    Urine is sterile, so peeing in the shower is harmless unless someone has a disease that can be transmitted through their pee, such as hepatitis.

    I don't know what Brazil's water rates are, but where I live, I pay 93 cents a day for an average of 95 gallons of water per day. At that rate, the 1,157 gallons saved by not flushing a toilet once a day would save about $11 for the year.

    California has 12.1 million households, according to the 2005 Census, so each household in California saving $11 per year would equal $133.1 million in savings and 13.9 billion gallons of water saved annually across the state.

    Many Californians' lawns are already yellow from not being watered. Are they ready to take the next step?
    Save water and money the Brazilian way - pee in the shower
    Brazilians Urged to Pee in the Shower to Conserve Water | Discoblog | Discover Magazine

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    been doing this for years, I'm an environmentalist and didn't even know it.

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    It still is weird. Most people probably won't be able to get over the fact of being in your shower, but saving the planet/money. And per household I don't think $11 will make/break anyone.

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    Only works if the only time you pee is when you're taking a shower.

    If you don't wash that shit down, well, hope you enjoy your house smelling like a nursing home.

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    Glad I got a legitimate excuse for going while in the shower now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plow View Post
    Only works if the only time you pee is when you're taking a shower.

    If you don't wash that shit down, well, hope you enjoy your house smelling like a nursing home.
    That was basically the point. This is probably the most retarded thing you've ever said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skjie View Post
    That was basically the point. This is probably the most retarded thing you've ever said.
    What just hold it until you want to shower? Once a day? What is this...

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    It's about there being one less flush a day if you just did one while showering (which I typically do since I shower before bed), did you not read the article?

    I'll ignore the amount of water consumed during a shower compared to a toilet flush though.

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    Ok, I get it, it's saying save 1 flush a day per person.

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    They never said you can't pee in the shower while someone else is using it.

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    Way ahead of you man

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    Actually, it's a better idea to just pee on your lawn. Urine is full of nitrogen compounds and makes great fertilizer.

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    Could just employ the "if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down" method too - would save more than just the 1 flush for shower pee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eratosthenes View Post
    They never said you can't pee in the shower while someone else is using it.
    pee in her butt

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    Quote Originally Posted by archibaldcrane View Post
    Could just employ the "if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down" method too - would save more than just the 1 flush for shower pee.
    Oh thats so gross just think about the smell.

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    It's not that bad until you realize nobody wants to shit into a toilet full of pee, so you just end up flushing an extra time whenever you poop anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plow View Post
    It's not that bad until you realize nobody wants to shit into a toilet full of pee, so you just end up flushing an extra time whenever you poop anyway.
    Seriously. What if the deuce were to come out too fast and all that piss splashed up on your ass? Who wants that? That's right, no one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plow View Post
    Only works if the only time you pee is when you're taking a shower.

    If you don't wash that shit down, well, hope you enjoy your house smelling like a nursing home.
    ^
    All the cleaning results on the same effect as flush lol not to mention the shower curtain ends. Reminds me of a report I heard on the news yesterday. All of the trendy, reusable eco-grocery bags that require a % of post recycle plastic to make. Not only do they need plastic to cover the non recycled part of the mfg, they also cause people to not have those handy bags around for things like cat litter..so they buy more bags, using more plastic. :D

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    oh wow... i would say; for all the guys: especially my brothers.. trees? they've been doing that for decades.

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