Monday, May 28, 2018


Time Magazine 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 shouts, "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. You heard about Capetown -- they are desperately rationing water -- people are standing in long lines every day.

You have seen pictures of parched land.

Why post this blog now, today? Guys, it's a holiday weekend; I've got free time; I need to wash my hair and run the washing machine. My husband's hamper is full; mine's full of black togs that have been washed often so the black won't stain anything; therefore, his load and mine can be done together. I'm looking around and seeing what I can do today to save water. You need to look around and figure out what YOU can do today to save water.

Just DO IT!!!


Carola said...

Yes, water and food will be the great shortages of the future.

kitjoegia said...

Using rainwater to water plants.We sterilize thing with boiled water instead of using heaps of water to wash them.Dishwasher and washing machines are your best
friend as well.You are doing a great job Emily.Hope it spreads to the rest of the family.South Africa is a lesson for us all. Jo

Linda Vee Sado of Slippery When Wet said...

We are in a massive drought here with a lot of wild fires, yet in this town, the Phoenix valley, they have city inspectors driving around giving you warnings of a fine if you don't water your lawn more. It's insanity. You would not believe our water bills They will soon rival out power bill. You'd think they'd want us to conserve