31 Jul The “Club” – A Very Green Option
Camp Susquehannock is proud to use “flushless” toilets in both Boys and Girls Camps. As environmental awareness continues to grow, we researched the benefits of flushless versus standard toilets.
Club Water Saving Facts
-The average amount of water used in one flush is 3.5 gallons, which includes drinking water.
-If we all were to use the Club and “Ticket Offices” (urinals) four times a day for the 70 days of Camp we would use 156,800 gallons of water.
-Ten gallons of water are needed to clean a Porto-potty and 20 gallons of sanitizing liquid added to the tank. They are also filled after every 100 uses. We have six units at Camp for the 160 people living here;
if we used just them at an average of four uses per person every day they would get 640 uses a day: we would have to change them all at least once daily. Changing the units daily for the seventy days of the summer it would require 12,600 gallons of water.
-The Club is entirely flushless and the Ticket Offices are rarely flushed. Despite the usage, it requires about 1,000 to 1,500 gallons of water to pump out the Clubs each year.
-The camp recycles “gray water” (waste water from the showers) taken from a holding tank below the Girls’ shower room to empty the Clubs, not drinking water.
Conclusion: Camp’s facilities save anywhere from 10,000 to 155,000 gallons of water a summer!
Thanks to Blake Shafer and Mima Wellington for these useful facts!