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(UPI)   Dutch official suggests water saving technique that most of us have already been doing for years   (upi.com) divider line 169
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2013-01-09 04:30:58 PM  
Or you could just take a 30 second shorter shower and put the waste in the toilet where it belongs. I have a dual flush toilet and it uses one gallon of water for the light flush. A typical showerhead is going to use about 2 gallons per minute of water. So step out of the shower 30 seconds early and piss where you are supposed to.
 
2013-01-09 04:31:22 PM  
How does taking a shower when I have to pee save water?
 
2013-01-09 04:31:35 PM  

ha-ha-guy: wildcardjack: Let's get this outta the way...


I've been thinking we're silly about water usage. We use it once and it's gone.

Ideally we'd use wash water to flush out toilets, but that's more involved than most people would go for.

It's called a greywater system. I have showers and both washers feeding into a whole house one which in turn cycles through the toilets and the garden hose I use for irrigation.

/different house for washing the dogs, filling squirt guns for water fights, etc


Grey water systems were outlawed here in the'70s
 
2013-01-09 04:31:58 PM  
What about conserving energy by using a Dutch rudder?
 
2013-01-09 04:32:16 PM  

Elegy: miniflea: Elegy: Pee in my shower, I'll break your farking legs. That's disgusting.

Its all pipes.

So you take sponge baths out of the toilet? Perhaps swirl the foot around in there with some Epsom salts, flush and repeat?


The floor of your shower isn't exactly pristine.  All the natural oils and crotch sweat you wash off end up down there.  What's the big deal with urine in that mix?
 
2013-01-09 04:33:18 PM  
Given their innovation with the oven, its only natural they would reinvent the shower.
 
2013-01-09 04:34:03 PM  

mechgreg: Or you could just take a 30 second shorter shower and put the waste in the toilet where it belongs. I have a dual flush toilet and it uses one gallon of water for the light flush. A typical showerhead is going to use about 2 gallons per minute of water. So step out of the shower 30 seconds early and piss where you are supposed to.


you don't have to stop what you are doing to piss in the shower, you can let just let it fly whilst lathering rinsing and repeating.
 
2013-01-09 04:34:30 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-09 04:34:40 PM  
I always think of the boys making their dam in the Barrens when I hear 'greywater'.

/bev was a giant slut
 
2013-01-09 04:34:55 PM  

Elegy: Pee in my shower, I'll break your farking legs. That's disgusting.


It's the only thing that cured me of my athlete's foot. When I first heard of doing it, I was like, "no way", but then every OTC remedy I'd tried had failed, so I gave it a shot, so to speak.

Worked so well, and so fast that after a few days, I started "saving up" for my evening shower.

And me and Mrs. Nuisance always shower together and we both pee there.

We do have the courtesy of holding it when one is "upstream" of the other....
 
2013-01-09 04:34:59 PM  

The Southern Dandy: Standing in the shower....thinking.

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Came here for this. Leaving satisfied :D
 
2013-01-09 04:35:26 PM  
I love this stream so much.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-09 04:36:27 PM  
There are only two things I can't stand in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures... and the Dutch.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-09 04:37:21 PM  

busy chillin': kvinesknows: plus peeing all over your feet helps cure atheletes foot.

poop is hard to clean up though and feels gross in the toes

Toes? Heel that sh*t down the drain.


I got a stone bruise on my heel that way from a rouge peanut.
 
2013-01-09 04:38:23 PM  

kvinesknows:
poop is hard to clean up though and feels gross in the toes


SAYS YOU.
 
2013-01-09 04:38:23 PM  

tricycleracer: Elegy: miniflea: Elegy: Pee in my shower, I'll break your farking legs. That's disgusting.

Its all pipes.

So you take sponge baths out of the toilet? Perhaps swirl the foot around in there with some Epsom salts, flush and repeat?

The floor of your shower isn't exactly pristine.  All the natural oils and crotch sweat you wash off end up down there.  What's the big deal with urine in that mix?


Also, how the fark would you even know? Do people have to file reports after they use your bathroom?

[ ] showered/bathed
[x] washed hands
[x] urinated/excreted
[ ] vomited
[ ] just "freshened up"

Or did you finally install that camera?
 
2013-01-09 04:38:49 PM  

doczoidberg: redmid17: robohobo: doczoidberg: natas6.0: doczoidberg
came here to say that
It's one of the great things about being so tall
AND
I don't haveta flush the damn toilet late at night when I have people in my bed


Same here. It's all about making less noise.

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who does this.

Bathroom sink or kitchen sink? I've done both, also the utility sink in the garage.

Outside of a washing machine and a dishwasher, I don't think there's an appliance or something hooked to the plumbing that I haven't peed in


I'll use any sink, but usually the bathroom sink.

If my GF is hogging the bathroom, I'll just pee in the kitchen sink. She'll lose it if she ever finds out, though.


I thought I was the only one who did this...
 
2013-01-09 04:41:45 PM  

natas6.0: doczoidberg
came here to say that
It's one of the great things about being so tall
AND
I don't haveta flush the damn toilet late at night when I have people in my bed


How many people do you have in your bed at once?
 
2013-01-09 04:42:03 PM  

MrSteve007: The long winded - Caroma Profile Smart 305 Round Front Plus toilet. That's its actual name.
/not cheap


As my post above would indicate, we're pretty meticulous water savers. We have two Caromas, but not the ones with the sinks built in (they didn't exist when we installed ours almost ten years ago).

But I've always wondered, where the heck do you stand to wash your hands, in the bowl? It just looks a tad awkward to use.

I concur that the best is a big yard with trees and fences. Just don't use the same spot repeatedly. Aside from the eventual stink, it messes with the soil pH. I went to a party one summer where the host's house was low to the water table (just outside Annapolis). He directed the male guests to use a particular tree. This was a big party, lasted til dawn and there was pretty much a line at the tree the whole time.

Tree was dead by winter.
 
2013-01-09 04:42:31 PM  
Used to RV that way.
bishsrv.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-09 04:42:41 PM  

redmid17: robohobo: doczoidberg: natas6.0: doczoidberg
came here to say that
It's one of the great things about being so tall
AND
I don't haveta flush the damn toilet late at night when I have people in my bed


Same here. It's all about making less noise.

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who does this.

Bathroom sink or kitchen sink? I've done both, also the utility sink in the garage.

Outside of a washing machine and a dishwasher, I don't think there's an appliance or something hooked to the plumbing that I haven't peed in


Jesus.

Are you one of those people who stands up to wipe their ass, too?
 
2013-01-09 04:44:33 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: You WISH pee was the only bodily fluid in my shower!


This.
 
2013-01-09 04:44:46 PM  
I've always done it and I don't think it was ever a conscious decision. You hear running water, you pee. Growing up when I had the whole basement to myself you'd never guess where my "bathroom" was.
 
2013-01-09 04:44:53 PM  
What do you mean "most of us," submitter?

I don't piss in the shower.
 
2013-01-09 04:45:04 PM  

sigdiamond2000: redmid17: robohobo: doczoidberg: natas6.0: doczoidberg
came here to say that
It's one of the great things about being so tall
AND
I don't haveta flush the damn toilet late at night when I have people in my bed


Same here. It's all about making less noise.

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who does this.

Bathroom sink or kitchen sink? I've done both, also the utility sink in the garage.

Outside of a washing machine and a dishwasher, I don't think there's an appliance or something hooked to the plumbing that I haven't peed in

Jesus.

Are you one of those people who stands up to wipe their ass, too?


I stand up to wipe my ass. I tried it sitting a few years back when I found out that most people didn't do it that way. I didn't like it at all.
 
2013-01-09 04:45:28 PM  

Elegy: Pee in my shower, I'll break your farking legs. That's disgusting.


If you're watching me pee in your shower, I'll break your farking legs. That's disgusting.
 
2013-01-09 04:45:34 PM  
I wash my sweaters in the shower (it takes a while for the hot water to get through the pipes). Once I'm in the shower and the water is sufficiently warm, I brush my teeth. (I have sensitive teeth and .. see note about it taking a while for the hot water to kick in). After I get out of the shower, the cat hops in and drinks all the rinse water off the bottom of the tub. I don't think I want to multitask any further and it's hazardous enough for the cat to ingest traces of Woolite, Suave and Colgate along with his drinking water.

PS - If you have scratchy and itchy sweaters, using conditioner on them softens them right up.
 
2013-01-09 04:46:10 PM  

sigdiamond2000: redmid17: robohobo: doczoidberg: natas6.0: doczoidberg
came here to say that
It's one of the great things about being so tall
AND
I don't haveta flush the damn toilet late at night when I have people in my bed


Same here. It's all about making less noise.

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who does this.

Bathroom sink or kitchen sink? I've done both, also the utility sink in the garage.

Outside of a washing machine and a dishwasher, I don't think there's an appliance or something hooked to the plumbing that I haven't peed in

Jesus.

Are you one of those people who stands up to wipe their ass, too?


Whose ass am I wiping? If it's a short person, it might be easier to do sitting down or kneeling.
 
2013-01-09 04:46:46 PM  
The last time I tried sticking my finger in a dyke she got all punchy.
 
2013-01-09 04:47:14 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Are you one of those people who stands up to wipe their ass, too?


How does one wipe their ass sitting down?
 
2013-01-09 04:48:56 PM  

ha-ha-guy: wildcardjack: Let's get this outta the way...


I've been thinking we're silly about water usage. We use it once and it's gone.

Ideally we'd use wash water to flush out toilets, but that's more involved than most people would go for.

It's called a greywater system. I have showers and both washers feeding into a whole house one which in turn cycles through the toilets and the garden hose I use for irrigation.

/different house for washing the dogs, filling squirt guns for water fights, etc


A whole different house just for that?
 
2013-01-09 04:50:51 PM  
Brazil is way ahead: Link
 
2013-01-09 04:51:33 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: You WISH pee was the only bodily fluid in my shower!


Depends on whether you're talking about masturbates or Mister Bates.
thestockmasters.com
 
2013-01-09 04:52:18 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: What do you mean "most of us," submitter?

I don't piss in the shower.


Not really up on what the word "most" means, arya?
 
2013-01-09 04:52:39 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: sigdiamond2000: Are you one of those people who stands up to wipe their ass, too?

How does one wipe their ass sitting down?


I assumed everyone stood up to wipe their ass. News to me.
 
2013-01-09 04:52:56 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: sigdiamond2000: Are you one of those people who stands up to wipe their ass, too?

How does one wipe their ass sitting down?


Hoo boy.

Here we go...
 
2013-01-09 04:53:49 PM  
I make it a point to hold my morning pee in so I can put forward a good 30 second stream.

I don't think it's possible for me to NOT pee in the shower.
 
2013-01-09 04:53:54 PM  

sigdiamond2000: ArcadianRefugee: sigdiamond2000: Are you one of those people who stands up to wipe their ass, too?

How does one wipe their ass sitting down?

Hoo boy.

Here we go...


POOP THREAD!
 
2013-01-09 04:54:01 PM  
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-01-09 04:54:11 PM  

highendmighty: How does taking a shower when I have to pee save water?


HA!
 
2013-01-09 04:55:03 PM  
Wow! I've learned that many people wipe their ass standing up.
I thought my son was uniquely strange, as I've never heard about the standy-wipe until he potty-trained himself and I saw it in action.
 
2013-01-09 04:55:36 PM  
my girlfriend in college could pee in the sink in my dorm room so she didn't have to go down the hall to the community style bathrooms and risk being caught by an RA for visiting after hours. She was good at it too because she had a small bladder and always had to pee after sex.
 
2013-01-09 04:56:42 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: sigdiamond2000: Are you one of those people who stands up to wipe their ass, too?

How does one wipe their ass sitting down?


www.seniorark.com
 
2013-01-09 04:56:50 PM  
thisisdiversity.com
Listen to my voice...using the shower for a toilet is perfectly normal...
 
2013-01-09 04:57:43 PM  

highendmighty: Wow! I've learned that many people wipe their ass standing up.
I thought my son was uniquely strange, as I've never heard about the standy-wipe until he potty-trained himself and I saw it in action.


There was a Fark thread about this a couple years ago, linked to an actual study if I remember correctly.

Something like 10-20% of people wipe their ass standing up, but they all think everyone does it that way and that everyone else is crazy for not standing up with sh*t hanging out of their ass.
 
2013-01-09 04:57:51 PM  

Langdon Alger: my girlfriend in college could pee in the sink in my dorm room so she didn't have to go down the hall to the community style bathrooms and risk being caught by an RA for visiting after hours. She was good at it too because she had a small bladder and always had to pee after sex.


Girls don't pee after sex because they have a small bladder
 
2013-01-09 04:57:53 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: sigdiamond2000: Are you one of those people who stands up to wipe their ass, too?

How does one wipe their ass sitting down?


www.poopreport.com
 
2013-01-09 04:58:17 PM  
Sitters Vs. Standers was one of the most enlightening threads ever.
 
2013-01-09 05:00:24 PM  

OscarTamerz: What about conserving energy by using a Dutch rudder?


Came for this, leaving happy.
 
2013-01-09 05:01:45 PM  

LordOfThePings: Sitters Vs. Standers was one of the most enlightening threads ever.


That's the one. Man, I remembered that wrong.
 
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