Tuesday, January 8

Water. A Right or a Privilege?

Water. A right or a privilege? That seems to be the question. The fact is that many people couldn't function without the convenience of water free flowing into sinks, tubs, washing machines, buckets, pools, gardens, pitchers, glasses, or whatever else people may use water for. We are a water dependent society.

Without water our industries would shut down, our homes and bodies would wither away. There would be no animals, or vegetation. Life would cease to exist.

Yes, I know it sounds like a very bleak forecast. But there is good news. We can make a difference. By learning to respect this precious resource in a new way, we can help to ensure clean water for our children, and grandchildren.

In many parts of the world water is in scarcity. There are women who walk miles for water which they carry home in jugs and use to cook, clean, irrigate, drink and bathe. Talk about a wake up call! Can you imagine? Few Americans can. We have become so accustomed to unlimited water use that many do not even think about how much they really use.

The purpose of this blog is to offer some useful tips which will help protect one of our most precious resources. ................... Water!

Tip of the day:
Check your home or business for leaky toilets and dripping faucets
which can equal numerous gallons of lost water! Not only is this a huge waste of a natural resource, it can also cost you money.

You can tell if your toilet is leaking by putting some die tablets in the tank. If the water in the bowl becomes colored your tank is leaking.

New government standards will require all water systems to account for lost water in the near future. The overwhelming waste of water has made this a necessity. Large water systems such as cities will only be allowed to have a 10% water loss. Small systems will be limited to 20%. Water loss will be detected by meters within the system. Many times leaks are outdoors, underground and can go undetected for long periods.

Remember water is a precious natural resource. One we can't risk living without.
Stay tuned for more fun and useful water tips!