A good friend of mine is doing her bit to help make Planet Earth a more environmentally friendly place. A few months my friend worked hard on installing a new water system for her toilet – that runs on rain water.
It is astounding to think that there are so many people in the world who have little or no access to clean drinking water yet in most developed countries we flush out toilets with it.
My friend, Liz, being an IT whizz – decided to make a little video of their new system. It looks simple – although I don’t think I would know where to start.
DIY is not my strongest point.
The plan was to save money and be inventive. Five years on we’ve done both while saving water, electricity and having fun along the way. One of the most interesting projects to date has been our rainwater WC. We have a long-term aim to have some independence from mains electricity water and heat. The WC didn’t cost much and it’s very simple.
Now – Time to get yourselves down to the DIY store to make one of your own.
- Time to look at rain water harvesting (draindoctor.wordpress.com)
- Every Drop Counts- Reusing Rainwater Saves Money and is Better for Plants (tammore.wordpress.com)