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Tub to Tank - August 15, 2018

I’ve done this for ages and have taken it for granted until someone saw me doing this recently and I thought I should let the world know about it. Instead of draining the water from the bathtub, usually filled halfway to the overflow, I reuse the water to fill the toilet tank. Two people all day at home will end up using almost all the water from the tub for a 1.6-gallon per flush toilet.

Of course, reusing water is not a new concept. In Japan, for example, washers are installed in the bathrooms, so, the wash cycle is done with water from the tub.

Although taking a shower consumes less water, it all goes down the drain. Even when we are out for the day, we still find many other ways to use for the water: water the plants, do the laundry, bathe the dog, wash the car, scrub the deck, etc. What would you or have you done to reuse tub water?

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