Pee under the shower to save water, says council executive

9th January 2013, Comments 3 comments

A council official in the Drenthe municipality of Aa en Hunze is recommending people pee while having a shower in order to save water and cash.

The council has launched a project in 2013 to increase sustainability and saving water is an integral part of the mission, the AD reports on Wednesday.

Urinating while under the show 'saves lots of clean water and is good for the environment,' Bert Wassink is quoted as saying. 'If you combine showers and peeing, you save a lot of water and money, so why not?'

According to the AD, the average Dutch person uses 39 litres a day on showers and 36 litres flushing the toilet.

Wassink told the paper he already practises what he preaches.


3 Comments To This Article

  • carrico posted:

    on 16th January 2013, 13:06:20 - Reply

    Better yet: Pee on the person with whom you're showering.
  • melloncoli

    on 10th January 2013, 09:48:36 - Reply

    I believe people (already) do this and have done so since they could walk, but not for the same reason as de heer Wassink would suggest. And I would guess that to some folk it comes as natural as breathing. Nevertheless, what a silly way to try score brownie (pun not intended) points.
  • Bruce posted:

    on 9th January 2013, 13:03:38 - Reply

    More EU directive inspired nonsense!!