Wednesday was World Water Day.
It’s commemorated each March 22nd to focus interest on the world wide water crisis. This year’s theme was “wastewater“.
I can’t stop thinking of how fortunate I am in the United States to have such a glut of clean, potable water that I can afford to have it all with just a turn of my hand. I can wash my car with it and even flush my waste with it.
There’s not much I can do about that but I can take small steps. One of my favorite water saving tricks is the temporary shutoff valve I’ve installed in my shower. It’s an inexpensive ($10 or less… here’s just one example) insert which allows me to turn the water off or at least down as I lather and wash. I then just turn the lever and I have a full stream of water to rinse.
It’s just one little thing I can do to keep clean water flowing.