Have you ever wondered what happens with your water once it makes its brief passage through your house? Not the water that resides in your toilet, but the water that you shower or wash dishes with. Water that is not potable, but also not heavily contaminated with chemicals or your bodily waste (ewww). Couldn't this water still be used for certain functions like garden watering or heading back to the toilet (as long as you don't let your dog drink out of it)?
My last few posts on Carbon Capture and the kWh have been pretty cerebral. So I'm going to keep this one nice and light, and it is something that everyone in your home can help out with.
In Atlanta, we have been in a drought (even though it just rained for 4 straight days). Because of this I have tried to focus more on not wasting water ( I know, drought or not I should focus on it!). One of the tips I discovered is how I can capture the water that just goes down the drain when I'm waiting for the shower to heat up.
As far as important things go in our life, I don't think anyone would argue that water isn't at the top. Yet most Americans take it for granted. That's what happens when it comes pouring out of faucets, spigots, water fountains, sprinklers, toilets, etc. Thanks to the wonders of modern plumbing, water is all around us, and cheap! Extremely cheap. It's so easy to get and so plentiful, that most Americans feel it is their right to have cheap, clean water.
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