Conserving water helps to preserve our environment. Reducing our water usages reduces the energy required to process and deliver it to homes, businesses, farms, and communities, which, in turn, helps to reduce pollution and conserve fuel resources
Since 71% of the earth is covered in water, some people can’t help but wonder: Why should we conserve? Here are a few important facts about water on this planet from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation:
- Ninety-seven percent of all water on the earth is salt water, which is not suitable for drinking.
- Only 3% of water on Earth is fresh water, and only 0.5% is available for drinking.
- The other 2.5% of fresh water is locked in ice caps, glaciers, the atmosphere, soil, or under the earth’s surface, or is too polluted for consumption.
Water conservation requires forethought and effort, but every little bit helps. Don’t think that what you do does not matter. We can all make changes in our lifestyles to reduce our water usage. The trick is making water conservation a way of life—not just something we think about once in a while… and if you see a leak, SAY SOMETHING
The above image was taken in the early 1920’s of Pickens Caynon Area