Challenge of the Month: Put a plastic bottle to good use…

Next time you’re done drinking from that disposable plastic water bottle, fill it back up with tap water, and throw it in the toilet tank! I’m not kidding.

Place a one liter bottle full of water in your toilet tank and save a liter of water with every flush! How much water do we really need to flush? Pre-1994 homes most likely have 3.4 gallons per flush toilets. With this tip you can extend the life of your toilet, all the while reducing your water consumption. The current toilet standard is 1.6 gallons…but how low can you go? Here in the office we placed two 500ml water bottles in the tank so now we only use 1.34 gallons per flush! We challenge you to take this quick step to save money on your quarterly water bill and save a lot of water!

Your Challenge: Take a picture of you placing at least one disposable bottle within your toilet tank, and upload it to our facebook wall, and say “I’ve taken the challenge!”. Each week we’ll select one challenge of the week winner. Every so often, we’ll send one lucky winner a prize! So make those photos count!

Watch this quick tutorial for more in depth instructions.

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