We’ve wiped out our last toilet roll! German town that accidentally ordered 12-YEAR’S worth of toilet paper finally uses the last sheet
- The town of Fuchstal in Bavaria accidentally ordered the supply back in 2006
- It took them 12 years to use up the toilet paper but they finally have managed to
- Citizens in the town weren’t interested in the paper because of its low quality
A town in Germany has finally used up its huge supply of toilet roll, 12 years after its council accidentally made a massive bulk order to save money.
The town of Fuchstal in Bavaria accidentally ordered two truckloads of toilet paper in 2006, but when the first truck was delivered, authorities in the 4,000-person town quickly realised their mistake and cancelled the second order.
However, they were still left with a huge supply of toilet paper and the situation worsened when residents rejected the product because it was a grey, single-ply brand that tended to turn yellow and go brittle if exposed to too much sunlight.
Officials in the town of Fuchstal, Germany accidentally ordered a huge supply of toilet paper in 2006, and have finally managed to finish it
Officials set-up a team of four people to distribute the toilet paper as they struggled to deal with the supply.
Rolls were put in several public buildings and filled the attic of the local storage building.
They were also shoved in all the available closets and cabinets in local schools, the town hall and the firehouse.
However, the botched order did allow the town to save some money
Despite taking 12 years to use up the supply, the town saved a significant amount of money and has already ordered its next stock of loo roll (file photo)
‘We were able to save up over €1,000 (£855) because the price of wood went up next year, which also made toilet paper more expensive,’ town mayor Erwin Karg was quoted by the DPA news agency as saying.
Inspired by the savings, the town has already placed its next bulk order of toilet paper, although it has made sure not to order so much this time around.
The paper will also be white and two-ply this time, and will not be delivered all at once.
‘In my case, it will probably take another 12 years to get used to this,’ the mayor said.