Is the Future of Water Blue gold?

Must-do’s to Conserve Our Drinking Water

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The Agricultural Issue

And what about agriculture?

The Science

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  • Wash only full loads of laundry.
  • Position sprinklers to water the lawn and garden, not the sidewalk or driveway.
  • Allow your lawn to go dormant for a few months in the summer.
  • Plant native shrubs and ground covers rather than grass. They hold the water better.
  • Switch to water-efficient showerheads.
  • Install a dual-flush toilet. A normal flush uses approximately two gallons of water for solid waste and one gallon for a lighter or liquid waste.
  • Keep your existing toilet in good working order. If it’s running a lot, hire a plumber.
  • Collect and reuse rainwater from your roof in rain barrels and reuse the water in your garden.
  • Rinse vegetables in a dish of water and then dump that water in your houseplants or garden.

Marilyn is a writer, yogi, and spiritual medium. Her favorite people are animals, especially ones that meow. She loves the ocean and hates one-use plastic.

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