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Surprising Water Usage Numbers [Infograhic]


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, water, conservation, eco-friendly, protection )

Cher Away
- 502 days ago - livinggreenmag.com
How much water are you really using? Do you know how much fresh water goes into things you do and consume?



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Kit B. (277)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 9:26 am

I put a reducer in the shower head, but in Texas with or more so because of the drought conditions and our FRACKING home owners must keep the foundations of their homes moist all year. That can be done with very short cycles of sprinklers or soaking hoses wrapped around the base of the foundation for about 3 minutes a couple of times a week, still that is a lot of water. For most of us the choice is keep the foundation moist or pay the price for foundation repairs. That ain't cheap. It's a terrible choice to have to make.
 

Sue H. (7)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 9:27 am
Eye opening infographic, thanks.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 9:55 am
Really amazing statistics-thanks.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (177)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 11:12 am
staram się oszczędzać wodę
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 3:41 pm
shocking numbers!! thanks Cher, noted
 

Winn Adams (190)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 4:01 pm
Thanks for the info.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 4:25 pm
Save water-shower with a friend- goes the age old saying. thx Cher, interesting, have already been saving every way I can! but refuse to replace milk with beer! :)
 

Paul Wellman (1)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 4:38 pm
We should not stress about domestic water usage. You really can't make much difference.
The real culprits are first - thermoelectric Power Plants. See:
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/wupt.html
Recently FRACKING has become a very large use of potable water. See:
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Fracking_and_water_consumption
Plus the water used for FRACKING is mostly lost to future use.

Don't let them pimp you around with BS.

As far as you having to water your foundation Kit...
That is totally due to poor foundation design in your part of the country. The mostly expansive clay soils in your area require expensive foundations. Contractors won't spend the extra money to do this. This has been known for many decades.
I suggest a complaint to your local building department. Get them to implement stricter codes that take into account soils conditions.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 4:54 pm
thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 4:55 pm
Another reason I am vegan, recycle, aign petitions & take short showers. I strive to be a well-mannered, courteous guest here on mother Earth.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 1:57 pm
Already read... and don't forget March 23rd is World Water Day!
Thanks Cher.
 

Joan M. (1091)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 7:16 pm
Noted. Thanks Cher
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Monday March 18, 2013, 3:39 am
thanks cher
 

Dale O. (189)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 8:57 pm
Interesting, I conserve as much water as is possible. We need to do our part to keep the water flowing and use as little as is possible.
 
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