Someone Actually Did The Math, You Should Pee While You Shower!

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It has been found that you could be saving the planet, one pee at a time.

Every single time you pee, you have to flush the toilet. In comparison to urine, poops really do need to be cast down with considerable amounts of water to send them where they can’t smell.

An average flush for a modern, Western-style toilet uses 6 liters (1.6 gallons) of water. The average adult pees about seven times every 24 hours. That means that each day of peeing takes 42 liters (11.1 gallons) of toilet water to flush away.  In a year,  uses 15,330 liters (4,050 gallons) of toilet water just to pee!

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Now, that is just one person. In the US alone, there are 319 million people. This means that about 4.9 trillion liters (1.3 trillion gallons) of water flushed away in the name of urine every 365 days. That is equivalent to 1.97 million Olympic-sized swimming pools’ worth per annum.

Thus brings us to the point of peeing in the shower. If you peed in the shower, you’d reduce this figure by a galactic amount. Say that this means that you only pee in a toilet six, not seven times, per day. In just one year, you’d save 2,190 liters (579 gallons) of toilet water. The US population alone would save 185 billion gallons of water.

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