It’s Monday, so I am starting off with an easy one. Easy and seemingly small, but if everyone did it, it can add up to big change. Plus, honestly, sometimes I forget to do this, so it’s a good reminder. Though, you may ask, why conserve water?
While the amount of water supply remains constant that is suitable for human consumption (about 1% of the earth’s water), there are significant reasons to conserve that water now, to benefit current and future generations, especially as the world population grows (outlined by http://www.ecotechwater.com below)…
- Saves money (in your water bill and the cost to have it go through treatment plants)
- Protects drinking water resources
- Minimizes water pollution and health risks
- Reduces the need for costly water supply and new wastewater treatment facilities (particularly as our population grows)
- Maintains the health of aquatic environments
- Saves energy used to pump, heat and treat water