I’m Going to Save 600 Gallons of Water this Year for Less than $1. Here’s How I’ll Do It.

February 1, 2016 by novallus

We can’t count on unlimited clean water forever. Here’s an easy way to save water at home without noticing or making a huge lifestyle change. (Hint. I still plan on showering regularly.)

The test subject, our main floor half bath. This bathroom gets the most use (TMI, I know). I don’t have the desire to install a new low-flow toilet. I found a solution that I believe will work just as well. Used plastic bottles. Here’s what I did:

  1.       Remove all labels from the outside of the bottle.
  2.       Fill the bottom of the bottle with pennies. You could use sand or gravel, I used pennies because it’s February in Minnesota. The goal is something heavy on the bottom so the bottles don’t float around in the tank.
  3.       Fill the bottle top the top with water. I put the bottle on the counter and added more water until it was full.
  4.       Carefully place the bottles in the toilet tank. Avoid any working parts of the toilet mechanism or being in range of the float.
  5.       Enjoy the savings of 40 ounces of water per flush. If the toilet is flushed an average of 5 times per day, enjoy your 600 gallons of water saved this year!

Recent Articles

August 24, 2021
Does My College Student Need Life Insurance?

It may not be on your radar, but there are important factors to consider when determining if your college student needs life insurance. While students of all ages are currently making their way to the digital and physical seats in college classrooms, higher education – particularly undergraduate college – is defined by younger attendees. Fresh […]

Read More
July 5, 2021
Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

Think you’re a good driver? No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty. If so, you may not have even realized you were doing everything wrong. […]

Read More
June 2, 2021
Swimming Safety: 10 Tips for Summer

Summer is here and people are flocking to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10 people drown every day — and two of those are children 14 or […]

Read More
Novallus Insurance Brokers is now Options Insurance. New Name, Same Team.
102 N Jonathan Blvd #210
Chaska, MN 55318
Top crossmenuchevron-down