Posted by Magda
I was pretty surprised -- and perhaps I'm showing my age here -- to hear that, as recently as the 1980s, toilets had 20-litre tanks. Today, the city is offering incentives to homeowners who will swap out their toilets for 4.8 or 6-litre flushes -- which would save 75 to 100 litres a day and could pay itself back within a year or two.
The city is working on phase two of its water conservation plan, with an aim to cut water use by 10% by 2010, 15% by 2015 and 20% by 2025.
Read more in the paper tomorrow.