UnNews:Students urged to waffle stomp
Thursday, October 9, 2014
University students are being urged to defecate in the shower and crush their faeces with their feet, in a bid to save water.
The Go with the Flow campaign is the brainchild of students Debs Torr and Chris Dobson, from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich. They want the university's 15,000 students to take their first number two of the day while having their morning shower.
They will then have to "waffle stomp" the faeces, crushing it with their feet until it breaks up into small enough parts to be washed down the drain.
Mr Dobson said: "With 15,000 students at UEA, over a year we would save enough water to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool 26 times over. With clean water I mean, not shitty water."
Based on an average flush costing 2p, campaigners have said £7.30 per year, per person, could be saved if people set free their brown trout in the shower.
"And this is a conservative estimate, based on one flush per poo," said Mr Dobson, "when we all know that a good-sized toilet-monster can take 4 or 5 flushes to banish sometimes."
Mr Dobson added they had taken advice from a professor and had undertaken online research about potential health risks for people using communal showers.
The dean of the University, George Constanza, was quoted as saying, "As long as the water is flowing there is no hygiene risk - it's all pipes."