Saving water is the right and important thing to do!

March 10, 2009 at 9:27 pm 1 comment

Water has become the the most important commodity here in drought stricken California.  You may have read that along with our usual desert climate restrictions on rainfall, we also are being prevented on gaining a sufficient supply from the Sacramento River delta due to endangered species concerns.

Fortunately my home town, Long Beach had some time ago instituted a water use reduction plan and we should be able to live within our allocation this summer.

However that doesn’t mean that I and others should look for additional ways to save water or at least use as efficiently as possible.  Our first item along those lines comes via Ecofriend.org (http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/eco-gadgets-compact-dishwasher-recycles-water-for-subsequent-cycles/). This device is s dishwasher sized for a bachelor apartment that recycles the water used in the pre-wash faze to use in the second cycle.  Sounds pretty interesting and might be truly useful if it can be scaled up for use by a conventional family.

The other story is also about reusing water and in this case using the gray water. The story on Teehugger.com (http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/03/gray-water-safe-legal.php) cover teh subject well, even including a link to a video about building your own system.  What they don’t do is define what gray water is.  Here is the link to the Wikipedia page that explains it all: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greywater.

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  • 1. David  |  March 14, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    to save water is to save our future. We must save and we must do it fast. The battles of yesterday were fought over land, today they are fought over oil, and soon they will be fought over water.

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