Latest Washroom Stories

2008-09-17 21:00:21

By Shivani Mehra Amritsar: While the concept of National Child Labour Project (NCPL) special school was well-received and applauded too, the one being run in the premises of government elementary school, Gate Hakeeman , portrays a rather disappointing picture.

2008-08-19 12:00:29

By Kiera Hay Journal Staff Writer A planned overhaul of Santa Fe's six-year-old toilet retrofit program may soon prove a boon to Santa Feans looking to replace water-guzzling appliances or make a little extra money.

2008-07-27 09:00:23

By JAMES PRICHARD By James Prichard The Associated Press GRAND HAVEN, Mich. WHEN NATURE CALLS, campers at Michigan's Grand Haven State Park can now go "green" at a new, environmentally friendly toilet-shower building that is the first of its kind in the state park system.

2008-07-14 09:00:35

AR A When it comes to saving water, every drop counts . A home's bathroom is a good target, because that's where a lot of water goes down the drain.

2008-06-24 02:30:06

Metal thieves have stolen stainless steel toilet units from a block on the A158 near Langworth. The units had just been replaced after a similar theft a few months ago.

2007-12-13 12:00:32

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The best-kept plumbing industry secret continues to escape the attention of public officials. A majority of low flush toilets can easily be adjusted from 1.6 gallons to as high as 4.4 gallons per flush, said Robert Easter, CEO H2O Guard, Inc.

2007-11-09 15:00:00

Sim Jae-duck has made his political career as South Korea's Mr. Toilet by beautifying public restrooms. Now he's got a home befitting his title: a toilet-shaped domicile complete with the latest in lavatory luxury.

2007-07-11 18:00:00

They're flush with pride in Chongqing, where a recently opened porcelain palace features an Egyptian facade, soothing music and more than 1,000 toilets spread out over 30,000 square feet.

2006-06-07 01:50:00

Beijing residents can do their bit to ease the city's severe water shortage problem from the comfort of their toilet seat, according to an exhibition which opened on Wednesday.

2006-04-02 20:11:16

By Lars Paronen TORONTO (Reuters) - A man was killed in a "wall of flames" in a downtown Toronto coffee shop on Sunday, after a device exploded inside a washroom, according to police and eyewitnesses.

Word of the Day
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.