24 Apr 2008

AQUS Toilet System

There are so many innovative and easy ways to save the earth’s fast dwindling fresh water supplies by reusing grey water in your home. Take this amazing contraption for example:

Redirect the grey water from your sink to flush your toilet

The AQUS System is an innovative water conservation device. Simple to install in almost any bathroom and requiring minimal maintenance, the AQUS is hardly noticeable. In a 2-person home the AQUS typically saves 10-20 gallons per day, or 5,000 gallons per year, of metered fresh water.


  • Ms. Wakame
    May 7, 2008 Reply

    Thereby training men how to clean up after themselves by transforming them into super absorbent wiping cloths. Brilliant!

    Something as brilliant as this can only have been designed by a very clever woman (or MenAgainstThePublicWearingofSandals.org).

  • Chicachicahad
    May 7, 2008 Reply

    hahaha. this makes me think of urinals in a stadium. they don’t want you missing so basically they force us to pee against a wall and no matter how you aim, you splash all over your feet. damn sandals

  • Ms. Wakame
    April 30, 2008 Reply

    Don’t worry – you’re welcome to use the composting toilet in our yurt. After all, we’ll be right next door!

  • julie
    April 30, 2008 Reply

    hahaha your comment was better than your post =) I can’t wait to own a place so I can do major renovations and install new toilets and appliances and other more earth-friendly things.

  • Ms. Wakame
    April 28, 2008 Reply


    It seems the toilets in Japan are not only way more advanced and gadgety but super clean and civilized. Ive always wondered how they stay so clean. Do men typically sit to pee over there? Over here we have a tradition of putting fluffy removable carpeting around the base of the toilet to catch all the boy pee that splashes and dribbles down the sides from high shot aiming. Those carpets get so stinky and it takes only a single day to get super disgusting and soaked. I cant stomach the thought of putting something like that in the laundry with the clothes so I opt for getting on my knees and scrubbing. Its almost as revolting somehow. Ive always thought penises were an amazing invention not only for their usefulness but their ability to aim away from the body towards a tree. However they have never been very good at aiming into a tiny bowl and it amazes me more people havent caught onto this fact after all this fruitless practice.

    The whole western toilet system here just seems so unhygienic to me and just one step beyond a long drop thanks to the invention of flushing water. Even though I’ve grown up my whole life with toilets in the same room as my toothbrush and shower I’ve never been able to get used to it. Why not just incorporate the kitchen in there as well so I can be absolutely certain Im getting as much pee as possible in my mouth.

  • Miko
    April 27, 2008 Reply

    Hey, did you know that most Japanese household toilets have a little “sink” on top that whenever you flush, runs the fresh water through a faucet and then into the cistern? Meaning that you can flush and wash your hands at the same time. Very economical, I say.

    Oh yes, and I’ve been trying to email you at your yummy-wakame addy but it doesn’t seem to go through, so I’ll post my latest attempt here:

    Received it! Thank you so much, darling, greatest birthday pressie ever! Chose “Haunted Hotel!” Love it! Been totally addicted ever since! I got up at the crack of dawn this fine Sunday morning to continue it. Gotta go, the game beckons. I’m up to Stage 12. Thanks again!

    Plus lots of kisses, etc. xxx

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