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They call it mellow yellow........

"When it's yellow, let it mellow.  When it's brown, flush it down."

You've heard that adage before.  But, how much water does it really save?

According to Waste Not Want Less, by not flushing when you pee:

...the "average" person could save about 10 gallons of water per day. Multiply that by 300 million people in the United States, and that's over 3 billion gallons of water saved each day. Over a year, that's over 1 trillion gallons of water.

So, it does save water.   Older toilets (ones built before 1982) use 5-7 gallons per flush.  (!!!)  Newer ones use 1.6 gallons per flush.  

If you have an older toilet, there are also options for having it use less water with each flush, by putting something in the tank.  Check this out for more info.  

You don't need to do this when you're out in public, or even all the time when you're at home.  But if you drink a lot and pee a lot so that your urine is diluted, think twice before you flush.  But don't forget to flush it down when it's brown!