To Pee or not to Pee~ That is the Question

To Pee or not to Pee~ That is the Question

I’m sorry but some things about living in The Netherlands just makes me laugh out loud or as some would say LOL! Today while paroozing through the news trying to get caught up on what is important here, I came upon an article that I couldn’t help but laugh while reading. Here’s the link

I’ll copy also because it’s short. This just in from

Pee under the shower to save water, says council executive
Wednesday 09 January 2013
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, who represents the left-wing green party GroenLinks, told the paper he already practises what he preaches.

If it weren’t for the dikes, dams, floodgates, drainage ditches, windmills, canals and pumping stations, The Netherlands would not be what it is today. Flooding is a serious concern for about 2/3’s of the country.

 I knew the Dutch had the down low on how to control the water but who knew they were this good at saving the water as well. I mean… one good flush and we could all be in the ocean.

Oh and Mr. Wassink, TMI. Do we seriously need to know that you pee in the shower?

I’m just trying to decide how I can help the cause… not shower or stop drinking all the water that we are saving. 

From what I’ve seen, a lot of people pee outside anyway. That should cancel out my having to pee in the shower. Hmmmmmm

“They call me yellow, mellow…”


  1. I LOL'd when I read this too. I mean, with a good Dutch toilet redesign, it would be tolerable to flush every other time. That would save more water than just peeing in the shower once a day :)

    1. I think you've got a brilliant idea Linda. :)


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