Wasted Water
Wasted Water

A Leaky Water Faucet Wastes 2,000 Gallons of Water a Year.

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Using the John
Using the John

Sir John Harrington designed the first flush toilet. That's why we call it using the "John".

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No Indoor Plumbing
No Indoor Plumbing

Over 1 Million Americans do not have Indoor Plumbing!

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Toilets Are Cleaner Than Your Cell
Toilets Are Cleaner Than Your Cell

There's more bacteria on your smartphone than on the average toilet!

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Crepitus - God of Flatulence
Crepitus - God of Flatulence

Crepitus was a Roman God of Flatuence. (Or was he?)

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First Sewer System - Chicago
First Sewer System - Chicago

Chicago is home to the first sewer system. A system that predated indoor plumbing as we know it.

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Thomas Crapper
Thomas Crapper

Thomas Crapper was an English plumber who held 3 patents to improve the water closet, including the floating ballcock.

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Always on the Comode?
Always on the Comode?

The average person spends 3 years of their life on the toilet.

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When do you flush?
When do you flush?

One third of Americans flush the commode while still seated. (How do you avoid the splash?)

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Saving Water
Saving Water

Today's toilets use 1.6 gallons of water or less per flush, compared to the 3.5 to 5 gallons per flush prior to the 1990s.

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Roman Aqueducts Brought Fresh Water
Roman Aqueducts Brought Fresh Water

The first gravity fed aqueduct was built in 312 BC to bring fresh water to Rome.

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Squat Toilets
Squat Toilets

Squat toilets are common in many Asian countries and African villages. Some doctors claim squatting is more effective and better for your health.

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Water and Plumbing Fun Facts