Fiber on hold!

Well, I have three pounds of alpaca roving drying  for the last week! It has been raining so much lately that I need to have everything inside. It’s going to be a while before we get some sunshine again. I’m actually very grateful of our rain  this time since our town has been on  a water rationing since January 28th, and we are allow to use no more than 150 gallons per household.  Our water reservoirs are way below the normal levels and we hope we can last with our water supplies until the next rain season. So, we are loving our rain now! Bless our rain!

Did you know that:

Gallons Used – Conventional
Gallons Used – Low Flow/Water Saving
Toilet Flushing  5-7 gallons per flush 1.5 – 3.5 gallons per flush
Shower  7-10 gallons per minute 2-4 gallons per minute
Bath  36-50 gallons
Laundry  45-50 gallons per load 12-17 gallons per load
Dishwasher  15 gallons per load 7 gallons per load
Dishwashing by hand  30 gallons  (tap running) 5-10 gallons (tap not running)
Brushing teeth  10 gallons (tap running) 1-3 gallons (tap not running)
Garden Watering
630 gallons (1/2 inch hose running at 60 lbs per sq. inch for 1 hour)
1,020 gallons (5/8 inch hose running at 60 lbs per sq. inch for 1 hour)
1,860 gallons (3/4 inch hose running at 60 lbs per sq. inch for 1 hour)

One thought on “Fiber on hold!

  1. Toilets account for approx. 30% of water used indoors. By installing a Dual Flush toilet you can save between 40% and 70% of drinking water being flushed down the toilet, depending how old the toilet is you are going to replace.
    If you are serious about saving water, want a toilet that really works and is affordable, I would highly recommend a Caroma Dual Flush toilet. Caroma toilets offer a patented dual flush technology consisting of a 0.8 Gal flush for liquid waste and a 1.6 Gal flush for solids. On an average of 5 uses a day (4 liquid/ 1 solid) a Caroma Dual Flush toilet uses an average of 0.96 gallons per flush. The new Sydney Smart uses only 1.28 and 0.8 gpf, that is an average of 0.89 gallons per flush. This is the lowest water consumption of any toilet available in the US. Caroma, an Australian company set the standard by giving the world its first successful two button dual flush system in the nineteen eighties and has since perfected the technology. Also, with a full 3.5″ trapway, these toilets virtually never clog. All of Caroma’s toilets are on the list of WaterSense labeled HET’s and also qualify for several toilet rebate programs available in the US. Please visit my blog to learn more or go to to learn where you can find Caroma toilets locally. Visit to see how we flush potatoes with 0.8 gallons of water, meant for liquids only. Best regards, Andrea Paulinelli


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