October 10, 2014

Student led campaign to pee in the shower

Time - Two college students have come up with a plan that they say will save 720 million liters (about 187 million gallons) of water every year. Pee in the shower.

Debs Torr and Chris Dobson, two students at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, started the Go with the Flow campaign to inspire the school’s 15,000 students to urinate during their morning showers instead of in the toilet, BBC reports.

“We’ve done the maths, and this project stands to have a phenomenal impact,” Dobson told BBC. “With 15,000 students at UEA, over a year we would save enough water to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool 26 times over.”

He admits movement has been “divisive,” igniting passions in the age-old debate about whether or not it’s socially acceptable to pee in the shower. Though a school spokesperson told BBC that the university supports Dobson and Torr, Dobson made a concession to the skeptics who want to keep the firm separation of church and state between where they pee and where they shampoo: “We would encourage that every person using the same shower consents to the challenge and if not that they don’t take part.”


Anonymous said...

Back in the day, we followed the rule "if it's yellow it's mellow"

Anonymous said...

Yet another reason to avoid dropping the soap.

xilii said...

Those students are real whiz kids.

Anonymous said...

I'mn assuming this was thought up by men. Men have a greater bladder capacity then women in general, though there are exceptions.

Even when I was young in college, I've needed to pee as soon as I get up. Trying to gather my things for a shower, taking it to the dorm showers, hanging my towel out of they way and other organizational prep. Then turing on the water, waiting for it to get warm enough, and into the shower to pee, would mean I would have peed the floor about the time I was hanging up my towel. This plan is great on paper, but it really wouldn't work for about half the population. I bet most of these guys who came up with this plan, don't have girlfriends to point this issue out to them.