“Why is the water in toilets in B8b dirty?” It’s not dirty water, it’s rainwater! Have you ever noticed you’re walking on a rainwater collection system when you enter the Canteen?
What are we doing about it?
Rainwater is collected from the roof of B8b and flows through a drainage system into this 40 m3 rainwater collection tank. The water then feeds through a pump system into all the toilets and urinals throughout B8b. Harvesting and using rainwater reduces our use of processed water services and naturally recycles rainwater. Every 40 m3 tank of rain water we collect provides over 88,000 B8b toilet flushes, that’s a lot of processed water saved!
What can YOU do to help?
Other easy ways that everyone can save water at home include:
1. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth.
2. Turn off the tap while washing your hands.
3. If it’s yellow, let it mellow. This tip might not be for everyone, but the toilet is one of the most water-intensive fixtures in the house. Do you need to flush every time?
4. Fix your leaks. Fixing leaky faucets can mean big water savings.
5. Shower Bucket. Instead of letting the water pour down the drain, stick a bucket under the faucet while you wait for your shower water to heat up. You can use the water for flushing the toilet or watering your plants.