The headline in Time said: "Almost two billion people will live in regions suffering from water scarcity and two-thirds of the global population will live under water-stressed conditions by 2025 according to UN estimates.
It shouted at me -- We've got to save water!
Do you try? I try. Brushing teeth, one turns on the water, and leaves it on.
Rinsing hands, one turns on the water and leaves it on.
After a meal, I don't know about your household, but we clear the table and put utensils in a tall plastic container that's filled with water, and some liquid soap. End of the day, instead of running the dishwasher, we sponge-wash each utensil, then rinse them all together, set them in a drying holder.
Flushing the toilet -- you don't have to flush each and every time you use it.
DO (gently) remind other members of the household, to do the same.
DON'T take long showers -- DO make them shorter.
Washing clothes: DO larger loads.
Shampooing: Once your hair is wet, turn OFF the water while you're applying it. Turn water ON when it's time to rinse. Water OFF while applying conditioner. ON when you're ready to rinse.
DON'T drift into a contented reverie, enjoying the flow, and forget.
Picture people in other countries -- drinking, washing clothes, washing themselves in a contaminated river -- we've all seen those pictures.
Outcome Magazine has warned, "'Water shortage poses ‘global threat’ In about 40 years’ time, more than 4 out of 10 people in the world may be living in river areas in the grip of severe shortage.
Why post this right now, today? Because it's time to wash my hair and time to do machine-washable clothes. My husband's hamper is full -- nine is full of black togs I've been wearing to stay warm (often used and washed so the color won't run). Therefcre, his load and mine can be done together.
Look and figure out what YOU can do today, to save water.
DO IT. WE HAVE GOT TO SAVE WATER..