Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Is it weird to love a toilet?

I hope not because I really, really love our new dual flush toilet. Hubby installed it today. Looks great doesn't it? Next job is installing one downstairs in our tenant's apartment. We made sure to pick a toilet that was on the city of Ottawa's approved list, which means we should get a $75 rebate per toilet.

If you want to know where to get a dual flush toilet in Ottawa, check out this listing.

Or if you want some ideas on how to reduce you toilet water use without replacing the toilet, check here, and here.

Hands down one of the biggest things you can do to save water using your toilet is to practice selective flushing - something that folks who are on well water or have a septic system are well aware of. We'll still be doing it even with the dual flush toilet.


Anonymous said...

Hi Rachel,
I am following your progress from the other side of the Atlantic, in Paris. Love what you are doing.

I was just going to ask you if you were aware of those water saving toilets... it looks like you are on your way to have the most efficient house in Ottawa.

On the water topic, are you using rainwater barrels to water your garden in the summer? They are easy to hook up and great to use.

On a different topic, there is a place you might want to check out in Ottawa if you need to do a bit of renovation with recycling in mind. I think the place is called Habitat, and it is located on Walkley road, close to the St Laurent intersection if I remember well. I discovered it when we sold our house and we had lots of renovation left overs that I did not want to put in the landfield. Habitat takes all sorts of things back that they sell at a great price. They have everything from the kitchen sink to paint buckets.

Good luck with everything and say 'hi' to Laura next time you see her...


green grrl said...

Hi Sophie!

Thanks for the great tips.

Yep, we got a rain barrel last year and love it. I think I'll have to write a blog post on that subject because I have lots to say about it. :)

Good tip about the Habitat Store. For anyone who doesn't know, it's called the Re-store. The profits from it go to Habitat for Humanity. Look for this in a future blog post as well!