EPA Tells Kids to Stop Taking Baths and to Check Toilets for Leaks!

Our Take!

You cannot make this stuff up! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a site aimed at helping kids conserve water. In and of itself, that’s not a big deal. But some of their suggestions are just weird.

For instance, kids are told not to take baths. Instead, they should take showers lasting 5 minutes or less. They’re even instructed to time themselves to make sure they don’t go over!

Children are also told to check their toilets to see if there are any leaks: “Try this experiment: ask your parents to help you test for leaks by placing a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If the color shows up in the bowl without flushing, you have a leak!”

See the site for yourself, and if you get a chance, play the online game featuring Flo, “the water efficiency hero,” who moves “through water pipes and answer water-efficiency questions while avoiding water-wasting monsters.”

Justin Haskins

Justin Haskins is a pro-liberty writer, editor, research fellow, and the editor-in-chief of the New Revere Daily Press. Haskins has been published hundreds of times in major digital and print publications, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Forbes, FoxNews.com, Newsweek, and National Review, among many others. His writing has also been featured or discussed by the White House, The Rush Limbaugh Show, Glenn Beck Radio Program, the Fox News Channel, The New York Times, The Heritage Foundation, Drudge Report, and Newsmax, which named Haskins one of "Top 30 Republicans Under 30" in 2017. He lives in North Carolina and New England with his wife, Dr. Jacquelyn, and his dog Roxy. Follow him on Twitter @JustinTHaskins.
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