Ban The Flush!
Want another reason why you should use a composting toilet system?
Mother Earth News writes in Alternatives to the Five-Gallon Flush, “Every single time a conventional toilet is flushed, about 40 pounds of potable water is dirtied … usually in the process of carrying away less than a pound of human excrement. Furthermore, each day, the average US citizen pushes the “out of sight, out of mind” handle seven times, and in a year, 13,000 gallons of fresh H20 rush off … to dispose of enough nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to fertilize a 50’ X 50’ garden!”
But wait, there is more!
Mother Earth News reports that 70% of US homes are connected to a centralized sewage system. Each of these sewage plants represents $500-600 of capital investment per individual served!
This is why a composting toilet system is more economical in the short and long-term. This is even more apparent when trying to solve sanitation issues in the developing world. Read more in World Water Day from Envirolet® Buzz.
The Mother Earth story contains many more interesting facts and information. Read the enitre article here.