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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

its the water stupid

in the presidential race the most important issue is
its the economy stupid

in this area the issue that may limit development in this area
is not the economy
ours is one of the best in the us

its the water stupid
we need to realize this and all start doing something about it

aquifers lakes wells rain water systems levels are all low despite
all the rain weve had this spring and winter
if we get a hot dry summer like last year we
could be in water trouble here

i know you just go in there and turn the faucet on and
the water comes out
what if one day it doenst come out or is restricted more
than just alternating watering days and no washing your
car days

whats a person to do
on a personal level
you cant make it rain but
you can conserve water

if you open your faucet to run water to get hot water in your sink
run it into a bucket
in some houses thats 2 gallons
in a year that about 750 gallons
about what my wife she and i use in  two weeks

theres a method of conserving water called the bucket list
not the bucket list ive done and am trying to get through
while i can
but a bucket under the faucet shower etc

catch that water in a bucket and use it to water plants

when you wash veggies run it in a bowl and use it for plants

when you shower catch shower water and use it for flushing toilets or
watering things outside

when you wash your hands catch that water

when you boil taters or eggs or pasta
save that water in a bucket and use it in your yard
i pour mine down my central compost basket in my
keyhole garden

if you have a fish tank
save that water for your garden
its a great liquid fertilizer
my wife she puts this on her square foot garden at school

save water from water bottles left over drinks and use
in the landscape

you do have to be careful what you pour on your plants
some things cant be put on plants like clorox water and
other caustic liquids

catch water from the ac units in the summer
sometimes we will get 5 gallons a day from ours
pure distilled water

when you take a bath scoop that water for use in the landscape
and again
when you shower catch that water in a bucket

these methods above are how we managed to keep many of our
plants in our yard alive during the severe drought last year
and how our garden survived partially from this recycled water

of course we have an incentive here at the country n as we
only use rainwater for our water source

we are already where you will be in a few years

the organicgreen doctor

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