Photograph by Eric Muhs
RAINWATER TOILET FLUSH
Save your tap water and let the rain in.
I found several nice, free 55-gallon steel drums a few years ago. I used some of them as musical drums in Metal Men, a noisy, homemade instrument my friend John Hawkley and I made together. I gave another to students to make into a smoke ring generator.
The last two I made into a rain barrel system for collecting the runoff from my roof. Eventually I figured out the best use for them — flushing!
Catching the Rain
For my rain barrel system I removed ...