Please join me in the effort to “Walk Lightly” on this earth. This week I talk about how to conserve water.
CONSERVE WATERDO NOT RUN THE WATER WHILE BRUSHING YOUR TEETH, SHAVING AND WASHING DISHES OR SOAK DISHES BEFORE WASHING THEM
Contrary to popular belief, clean drinking water is not in endless supply. Although 70% of the earth is covered in water, only 2.5% of that water is fresh water and less than 1% is directly available to humans in lakes, rivers and groundwater. Only this amount of water is replenished by annual rain and snowfall and is therefore a sustainable water source.
Standard faucets output 2 gallons of water per minute. Shutting off the water while you brush, shave, wash the dishes, etc, can save. Replacing faucets and aerators to WaterSense labeled models can save 700 gallons a year.
Day 2REDUCE YOUR SHOWER TIME BY A FEW MINUTES OR SWITCH TO LOW–WATER SHOWER HEADS
Fossil ground water is not sustainable, as it can’t be replenished. We have only a fixed amount of sust…