January 24, 2018
Business Latest News | Poll Questions | Jackman Town Manager | Russia Investigation | Government Shutdown

‘Down the drain’

By Dick Hill

A typical household may use 200 cubic feet of water each month to flush toilets, or 25 percent of total water usage. A good guess may be that the water in the tank, between flushes, increases in temperature 10 degrees. The energy that “goes down the drain” is equivalent to the constant operation of a 50-watt light bulb.

Have feedback? Want to know more? Send us ideas for follow-up stories.

You may also like