Where is it OK to urinate?
If you have been on a night out, it’s likely that you will have seen some drunken revellers at some point weeing, whether it’s the tell-tale stream of urine coming from an alleyway, or simply a shadow in some bushes – we have all seen it. The police usually take a dim view of these things with fines and arrests being the end result.
Urinating in a swimming pool is also very much frowned upon, and also much harder to spot. There’s only the tell-tale look of relief on the face of a swimmer which gives the game away. Weeing in the bath is also another hot topic, with online forums usually covering the topic once or twice! Sitting in your own urine though, isn’t for us.
Why it’s always OK to wee in the Shower
Having said that, recent research from Mic.com has shown that it’s ALWAYS ok to wee in the shower. The main reason being, water conservation.
The research reveals that almost 27% of all water used in America is through flushed toilets. The standard toilet uses around 1.6 gallons of water per flush, whilst older toilets can use up to 7 gallons! That’s a huge amount of water to flush away a very little wee.
This isn’t the first time the amount of water we waste in flushing our wee has been mentioned either. Back in 2014, the University of East Anglia campaigned that students should ‘take the first wee of the day while having their morning shower’ If the 15,000 students were to follow suit, the yearly water saved would be enough to fill 26 Olympic sized swimming pools.
Looking at the figures in a little more detail, the average adult wees around seven times a day, so if that is worked out as seven flushes – that’s 49 litres of water a day. This adds up to 17,000 litres a year, just for one person’s wees. In reducing one of these flushes, each one of us will save 2,555 litres of water a year.
It’s not only water that this policy saves, it also means that you don’t need to use toilet paper afterwards… So go on, just let it go down the plughole.
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