Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

why water conservation is important

This week, it's all about water on Eco Cajun! During the summertime, it's even more important to conserve water, and I'll be sharing all kind of ways to do so here, on Twitter and on Facebook.



WHY WATER IS GREAT

  • It keeps you hydrated and healthy.
  • It makes your skin clearer.
  • It can make headaches and other ailments feel better.
  • Beer is mostly water.
  • Hangover? You know what to drink.
  • Sometimes a swim is just what you need.
  • Showers makes you feel so fresh and so clean clean.
  • Water makes yards look vibrant and healthy.

WHY WATER NEEDS TO BE CONSERVED

  • The majority of water on our planet is unfit for use, leaving us with only a small amount (relatively) in the first place.
  • All plants and animals need it to survive.
  • It takes a lot of water to produce meat for consumption, and this world isn't going to be one of vegetarians anytime soon!
  • So many people all over the world don't have access to clean water. 
  • There are nonprofit organizations dedicated to bringing water to countries who don't have access to clean drinking water.
  • We can't afford to waste water in drought periods.
  • Depending on where you are, there may be a water conservation ordinance in effect. And there's a reason for the ordinance.

WAYS TO CONSERVE WATER
  • Don't pollute water sources!!!
  • If it's raining, don't go out and water your lawn, but moreso, don't leave your sprinkler running.
  • Water your lawn early in the morning or at night.
  • If your shower, sink or toilet has a leak, get it fixed.
  • Skip bottled water and buy a filter attachment for your sink or a filtered pitcher for your refrigerator.
  • Don't throw out half-full water bottles or empty bottles onto concrete or in sinks or trashcans. If you have water you don't want to drink, use it to water plants or give your pets a sip.
  • Don't leave water running while you brush your teeth or wash your face. Turn it off until you need it.
  • Take showers instead of baths. And don't take 30 minute showers either!
  • Fill dishwasher and washing machine loads before running them. Don't over-set the water level.
  • Collect and use rainwater in your garden.
  • Install low-flow showerheads, faucets and toilets for efficient water use in the bathroom.

Later this week I'll be featuring our new rain barrel and may be showing off some of my new plants!

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