What If Everybody in Canada Flushed At Once?

The water utility in Edmonton, EPCOR, published the most incredible graph of water consumption last week. By now you’ve probably heard that up to 80% of Canadians were watching last Sunday’s gold medal Olympic hockey game. So I guess it stands to reason that they’d all go pee between periods.

But still—the degree to which the water consumption matches with the key breaks in the hockey game is stunning.

It’s been 20 years since my days as a beat reporter at CFRN (old screen shot below) and CITV in Edmonton, so it was nice to get an Edmonton news tip. Thanks to @robertgorell @tcollen and @yoni for sending this my way on Twitter. After our PatsPapers.com story swirled around the internet Monday, a reporter at the Globe and Mail picked up the story and contributed an interview with EPCOR. (Ignore the fact that the Globe misread EPCOR’s ML as millilitres instead of megalitres.)

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Fascinating graph showing peaks in water comsuption in Canada during the Olympic ice hockey finals.

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