MY WATER-SAVING IDEA
Toilet cisterns, old to new, can hold from 7,5 to 13,5 litres of water. I realised in our company we have 25 men but just pan toilets – no urinals. So 25 flushes multi-
plied by nine litres a flush multiplied by four visits a day times 22 working days is an amazing 19 800 litres of water going down the loo, amounting to more than treble your free allowance of 6 000 litres.
We bought and fitted a waterless urinal for the guys for less than R750 and have a sanitising spray that’s used once a day. Through this move we’re looking at saving possibly 238 000 litres of water this year. There’s also a product on the market for spraying the water in the toilet bowl to kill bacteria in urine so flushing each time isn’t necessary. We’re looking at using that in the women’s toilets to save an additional 100 000-plus litres of water a year.
How many old companies out there have only pan toilets and no waterless urinals for the guys? They’re simple to install. Put in one or two and check your water bill! BOB GILLIES, EMAIL