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Water Conservation In The Home That Is So Easy

Aug 11, 2008
Every time we go to the kitchen and turn on the faucet we expect water to come out. Any time day or night we decide we want to shower or to take a bath, we expect the water be there ready and waiting. This is something that we have only become really accustomed to within the past hundred and fifty years or so. Before that time, water had to be brought into the home by buckets or if you were lucky you had a pump installed that was connected to a city line or a well.

The last few generations have not known what is was like to not have a ready supply of water in the home. It will be a shame if future generations have to revert back to the old ways of not always having as much water as they want because our generations wasted so much of it. This is a real threat that so many of us are paying close enough attention to.

We use water so carelessly like there is a never ending supply and there is not. At the rate that our rivers, streams, creeks, and even our oceans are being polluted, if something is not done now to stop it, having no water clean enough to drink may not be as far into the future as we thought. Conserving water is a necessity as well as putting a stop to the way it is constantly polluted. We might not think that the little that we can do will ever make any difference but it certainly will.

We need to start with teaching our children the importance of not wasting water first of all and to never be a part of polluting it. We will have to lead them by example if we want them to practice what we preach. It is in the best interest of them and their offspring that we start these teachings at home now instead of later.

If we just teach them to turn the faucet off while they brush their teeth and use less water to shower and bath, it is helping. Teaching them to never throw trash on the roadways or in the water is helping. As parents we should learn to pay attention and take a stand against large corporations that refuse to find cleaner ways to do business. We should take part in community clean ups for trash sites and water ways. All of these things seem insignificant when looked at individually, but with an entire population working towards the same clean goal, we can and will make a difference.
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