August 8, 2014
Nobody Likes the Potty Talk
Not my typical post, but I am super serious about the drought we are experiencing here in California. As a native, I remember the last serious one in 1970's. Being that we provide food—not just to our state—but to the entire country, as well as other parts of the world, I think we could all be doing our part to conserve water.
Did you know that the average toilet (made in the last 20 years) takes about 2 gallons of water to flush? Older ones can take up to 5 gallons. We have a small family, but multiply those gallons by however many people, multiplied by however many times a day, and you get the picture.
Ideally, this will be a temporary problem—the rain will return and this Fall will bring a lot of water. Ideally. In the meantime, I'm putting my money where my mouth is. I have created these small prints as kindly reminders to family members, and to let guests know you're okay with them not flushing, if it helps to conserve some water. Send an email with your mailing address to me at victoria(at)milkfedpress(dot)com, and I will send this to you (free for California residents, while supplies last). And it's true—nobody likes the potty talk.