March 22, 2010

Saving Water - for Health and the Pocket

Water - a necessity in many areas of our life.

This element that seems so plentiful in developed countries is taken for granted by many.

Having water for drinking in many countries is just a wish - and we tend to waste it.

Living in the country, we have our own well and must be aware of what we are consuming - it has been known to go dry in the hot summer months.

We also have a septic tank that the waste water goes in - don't want to overwhelm it with too much water.

Those living in the city pay for their water coming in, and going out - so being conscientious of water usage should be a concern for city dwellers too.

One big thing we do to save water is to turn it off in the shower. After we have soaked down, we turn it to just a small dribble, and we then lather up.

Wash everything while the water is off, then turn it back on to rinse off.

This was taught to our kids as they were growing up, and it has saved us considerably.

The well never went dry so we didn't loose our precious water as our family grew, and the septic system wasn't overworked.

And it feels good to not abuse this necessity that we need in order to survive and live a healthy life.

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