H2O Conserve

May 7, 2010 at 10:34 am Leave a comment

“Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.”

Who knew the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner would be so applicable in 2010, although us Americans might not think so. Afterall, we’re the ones with all the bottled water. So my interest in this H2O business first began after watching the documentary Flo, For the Love of Water when I learned about how many countries and people are dying of thirst and or from diseases resulting from unsafe drinking water. It’s really gross that we pay up to $4 a bottle (isn’t that how much Fiji is going for in NYC now?) when we 1) have perfectly safe drinking water available for free coming out of our taps and 2) other people don’t. I bet if we all stopped buying bottled water and instead donated that wasted money to those nations without then no one would have to be without such a commodity. OK enough on the ranting for now….

www.h20conserve.org is a great site with tons of resources and ideas on how each of us can reduce our water footprint. They have this water calculator gizmo which helps you assess your level of water use and what you can do to cut it down. The average American 1190.5 gallons per day. Yikes! This also includes things like our indirect consumption as a result eating meat or using gasoline. We just took the survey and found that we use 1066 gallons per day. This is our summer estimate, which I believe is higher because of our veggie garden. We do have a rain barrel though, to supplement with. Anyway, check it out and see what your water footprint is.

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