Water Conservation – An Important Job For Everyone

Water conservation isn’t just a job for special interest groups and the government.  Everybody can do a little something to make a difference to preserve out most precious resource – water.  If even 1 out of every 10 people would understand the importance of water conservation, it could make a huge impact on how much water we use and how we use it.

Did you know that even the most minor water drip can waste thousands of gallons of water every year?  That’s right – 1 drop of water every second adds up to over 30 gallons a day.  Multiply that by 365 days a year, and you’re wasting over a thousand gallons of water every year, all for the inconvenience of fixing that faucet.  Go ahead and learn how to fix that leaky faucet, or call someone to do it.  You’ll see a difference in your water bill, and you’re going to help the Earth.

You may think that’s a bit overstated, and you probably think that the Earth has plenty of water.  This is partially true; the Earth will be covered with water long after we’re through with it.  The thing is though, that water needs to be clean in order for the us to grow and prosper.  More importantly, people need extremely clean water to live hygienically and in a healthy way.  Now, while we may not run out of water any time soon, making water potable requires an extensive amount of resources and fossil fuels.  Every ounce of water we preserve, and use properly, rather than wasting, helps preserve other natural resources that are more likely to run out in the near future.

The importance of water in human life, and in the world, really can’t be overstated.  It’s contribution to our use of energy and other natural resources can’t be ignored either.  The example above is only one of many ways that most households are wasting water.  If you are a little more observant, and cautious with how you use water on a daily basis, it can really make quite an impact in preserving multiple natural resources, including our precious water.

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