Low income loo bonus

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Low income residents in Seattle can look forward to making some real savings with the launch of a scheme by Seattle Public Utilities to provide free efficient toilets.

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The toilets can save more than $100 a year in bills.

Back when I was a really poor student, my local council had a similar initiative. A very friendly man came around to my dodgy flat and gave me two free energy-efficient lightbulbs, changed my shower head to a water-efficient model and even checked to see how efficient my toilet was. It wasn’t very, so he put some sort of brick in it to lessen the amount of water it used.

I don’t know if I had any very noticeable reductions in my bills, but it was a great idea. The best thing was, it was free. I could never have afforded to make those sorts of money saving changes. It’s the same old lament: you need money to save money.

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  1. The brick in the loo is a great environmental and economic measure. As is the motto of ‘if it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down!’

    I had no idea a public toilet map of Australia was available. That’s taking ordnance surveying to the next level!

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