I have two little boys, ages four and eight. That opening in the toilet is a pretty big target at really close range. I don’t think either one of them has a future as a marksmen, because they still can’t hit it. There’s always a yellow ring on the floor around the toilet. I go through a lot of disinfectant and paper towels to keep the bathroom sanitary.
A couple other horrifying incidents occurred in my bathroom recently. My four-year-old still struggles a bit with — let’s say personal hygiene. The toilet paper on the holder ran out, and he panicked. So he tried to finish the task with the closest thing he could find, my toothbrush. Yep.
Then one day I noticed that someone smeared chocolate pudding all over the cabinet in the bathroom. Except it wasn’t chocolate.
Did I mention that I go through a lot of paper towels and disinfectant?
We have a modern, indoor bathroom, and I have a hard time keeping it clean and safe for human use with those two boys around. Can you imagine what it would be like with something more primitive?
Most of us here in the United States take our shiny, porcelain toilets and clean water for granted. In fact we’re trying to find ways to use less water and conserve our abundant natural resources. But do you know that almost half the people in the world do not have a safe way to go to the bathroom? In many developing countries water supplies are limited and there are no sewer systems. Waste ends up in open-pit latrines that allow disease to spread through flies and other insects.
American Standard is stepping up and addressing both issues, water conservation in western countries and the sanitation crisis in developing countries, with its Flush for Good campaign. In 2012 American Standard’s Project Innovation Team conducted research in Bangladesh to find ways to solve the toilet sanitation problem. Ultimately American Standard invented a cost-effective hygienic toilet pan called a SaTo. Simple mechanical and water seals close off the open-pit latrines keeping flies out and helping to control odor. That helps prevent disease and improves quality of life.
Now for every American Standard Champion high efficacy toilet purchased the company will donate one SaTo toilet pan to be distributed throughout Bangladesh. They will also donate a SaTo for every 100 likes or shares they receive on their Flush for Good Facebook page. Champion toilets use 20 percent less water than a regular toilet, while still providing a powerful flush, helping conserve our water supply here at home.
To promote the Flush for Good campaign and encourage consumers to install high-efficiency toilets at home, American Standard is giving away one $200 gift card to Home Depot to three Mommie Daze readers. They are also donating 20 SaTo toilet pans in honor of Mommie Daze readers and 20 SaTo toilet pans in honor of Mommie Daze. All toilet pan donations will be donated to BRAC USA and WaterAid. To enter simply follow he instructions in the widget below:
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Disclosure: While American Standard has provided promotional support in the form of prizes, American Standard is not sponsoring or administering the giveaway on this blog. Winners will receive prize in 4 to 6 weeks after contest end. Must be 18 or older and resident of U.S. to enter.