Bull City Rising has an interesting analysis of the city of Durham’s plan to offer $100 rebates to Durham-ites who purchase low-flow toilets.

Turns out it’s only a piecemeal effort.

The deputy director of the City’s water management department notes that toilets are one of the biggest water-users in our homes, and that if 3,000 Durham households replace one toilet apiece, the City could look to reduce annual water consumption by 21 million gallons.

Unfortunately, that amount is equivalent to the city’s water consumption for only one winter day.