Alright, so not everyone in America is 100-percent convinced that soccer's worth watching, but enough Los Angeles residents were caught up in the US-Germany World Cup game yesterday that they didn't want to use the restroom until halftime. As evidenced by LADWP data from the Franklin Canyon Reservoir, reported by LA Weekly, there were small surges in water usage from toilets flushing right around half-time and again at the end of the game. The jump in water use was smaller than those at 6 and 7 am, when people wake up, but still, noticeable. According to LAW, the same thing happens during Super Bowl halftime (though to a greater extent).
· L.A. Water Use Jumped Due to World Cup "Halftime Flush" [LAW]