Archive for April 1st, 2009

01
Apr
09

Ye olde washington #7

Thrice as nice - Photo courtesy of HistoryLink

Thrice as nice - Photo courtesy of HistoryLink

The Bus loves the town of Walla Walla Walla, also known as the Town so Nice, They Named it Thrice. Walla Walla Walla lives in the shadow of its better known cousin, Walla Walla. So much so that we couldn’t find any pictures (not a single one!) of Tri-Walla. So here you go. It’s Walla Walla’s Baker Boyer Bank, and it’s a beaut.

01
Apr
09

Rainwater Reclaimed

The new (ish) Seattle City Hall is pretty good looking from the outside but, like many things in this world, it’s what’s on the inside that counts:

Recycled rain water.

When we headed into a restroom stall at city hall this morning, we were unimpressed by the look of the toilet water (honestly! is it really that hard to flush???)

But, it turns out whoever had come before us had, in fact, done their part, and now the city was doing theirs. Using our mad literacy skills, we learned that:

“This toilet is being flushed with reclaimed rainwater. If discoloration is present, it’s because the water is NOT potable. This system will save 967,000 gallons per year, including landscape irrigation with rainwater”

Well done, Seattle! That’s a lot of gallons of water saved! We would show you a picture of the toilet and the sign, but unfortunately we still haven’t figured out how to email photos taken with our phone…

If Rainwater Reclaimed was a band, this is what they’d sound like. Except slightly more hardcore (sorry, Mr. Davies)




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