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27 December 2010




Happened to us last year too - the mains supply pipe to our flat seems to freeze in Epic Sub-Zero Temperatures. Last winter we just rode it out until the thaw and the water came back on after a couple of weeks. We're in the same boat this year, too.


We started to truly realise how much we take clean water for granted while working on Amazon Hope with the Vine Trust. We no longer use mains water for flushing toilets at home but save "grey" water for that purpose. It seemed a small but achievable gesture of kinship with other people who have so little and the obscenity of using water of potable quality to flush a loo really struck us. Hope you soon regain the option to flush your loos however you choose!


Sorry about the pipes. Perhaps the West End Bachelor Pad is a good idea after all! ;-)


That's really interesting Lis - do you find you generate enough 'grey' water for enough flushes?

We're currently using 5 litres of water per flush at our place (we're filling bottles from neighbours' taps) and flushing a couple of times a day - are you able to flush using less or are you finding that generating 10 litres of grey isn't a problem?

Cheers :)


To quote someone in one of the "Fokkers" films, "if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down" ! ! Maybe too much information for so early in the New Year.

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