...and not a drop to drink. This quote taken from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, an English poet from the early 1800's. I'm a big fan of water and want to keep abundant clean water around from many years to come. Tomorrow is World Water Day. A day where we can begin to be more conscientious of our water usage. Below are a few tips on how to conserve and make good use of the water we have. Most are obvious but I included them just in case they're new to you.
1. Shut the water off when you're not using it. For example, when you're brushing your teeth. Only turn the water on when you need to rinse your toothbrush.
2. If you have indoor plants or herbs, set out buckets to collect rainwater and use that instead of tap water to give your plants/herbs a drink. Or if you don't have a place to collect rainwater, for some reason, use what's left in your cup when you have a drink of water that you didn't finish. Don't throw it out...use it!
3. If you've got a leaky faucet/toilet, get it fixed.
4. Spend less time in the shower and use a low-flow showerhead.
5. Watch how much water you're using for washing clothes. If you're not putting a bunch of clothes in the washer, don't select "large load".
All simple things to do!
If you leave near Fort Lupton in Colorado, be careful around your water!
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