October 12th, 2014 09:44 EST
English University Students: Save Water by Urinating in Communal Showers
"University of East Anglia students Chris Dobson and Debs Torr have started a campaign to get the university`s 15,000 students to urinate when they shower in the morning, Norfolk Eastern Daily Press reports from the UK.
`We`ve done the maths, and this project stands to have a phenomenal impact,` said 20-year-old Chris, who wants support for their gowiththeflow initiative on Facebook and on Twitter.
`With 15,000 students at UEA, over a year we would save enough water to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool 26 times over. Imagine how big an impact it could have if we could get everyone in East Anglia, or even the UK, to change their morning habits.` "
This "pee in the showers" campaign is taking concern for the environment into the realm of the absurd, and I doubt that many students will go with the flow.
To urinate in communal showers is bad etiquette, unsanitary and just plain gross. As if universities weren`t already hotbeds for STD`s, colds, and a gazillion and one other communicable diseases.
Go with the flow? Only dead fish, floating debris and dead corpses do that...
Dobson said the project could save enough water to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool 26 times. I don`t care if peeing in my shower saved enough water to fill the Pacific Ocean, I don`t roll that way.
Why not save toilet paper and take a dump in the showers as well? I`m sure that if enough people did that we could save the equivalent of a Brazilian rain forest.