Sunday, March 22, 2009
World Water Day
Yesterday was World Water Day. I talked to my kids about what they can do to conserve water. I confess I love a long hot bath or a really hot shower but I read a 5 minute shower with a regular shower head can use 25 gallons of water. We've got a reduced flow shower head so that helps.
When you consider that contaminated water and poor sanitation are a factor in 88% of all diseases in the developing world and that thousands of people die daily because of water-related diseases and parasites, it really makes you think twice about wasting a single drop. Also makes me wonder about the water slide we enjoyed on my birthday. A new level of guilt.
Talking about water I had someone give me one of those really nice desk top waterfalls as a gift a few years back. I really enjoyed it and thought it would be great in my bedroom so that I could feel like I fell asleep next to a babbling brook. As it happened I began waking up in the middle of the night needing to use the bathroom LOL so I moved it to the kitchen.
What do you do to conserve water? Any water related stories?
Posted by Wendy Roberts at 1:53 PM