I have long predicted that fresh drinking water with be the valuable commodity in this century that petroleum was in the last. The supply is dwindling all over the world.
The problem in the southwest and western U.S. is much worse than in the northeast, however, this infographic by the California Association of Realtors can help us all see where our water goes.
Check out water use in a typical three-bedroom single family home. In California, that home uses 174,000 gallons per year, the majority going to a surprising purpose.
Small changes in habit can bring big rewards down the road. Here is a list of residential water conservation tips from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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