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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

water crisis solution

despite all the rain fall in this area recently
all the flooding that happened in austin last month
the lakes and its tributaries did not get very much rain
it all went down into the ocean
the lakes where all the cities get their water are still low

so i figure that there are about 1,000,000 plus folks that
live in the austin area

if each of us could save a few gallons a day
like say maybe 7.5 gallons a day
that would be 7,500,000 gallons that could be saved
around here each day

now here at the country n
we make it part of our routine to use less water
if we use all our rainwater weve saved up then
we are out
totally out
like when they shut your water off in town when
you dont pay your bill or if there is a water main break

if you want more i mean us needing more
we call up and get it delivered to us
expensive water it is
its the water you guys use and sorry we dont like
having to use it
it smells funny and it has all those chemicals and
minerals in it

so if we all saved 7.5 gallons a day we would save
2.8 billion gallons of water a year

pretty impressive huh

so how to do it
take a bucket put it in your shower and catch the first run
of the water then pour that on your plants or your landscape
or scoop a bucket of water from your bathtub to use in your
we do this each day here at the country n
we pour it in a 50 gallon barrel that runs a drip line
to our landscape

youve heard of if its yellow let it mellow if its brown flush
it down
do that once a day
yes ive been known to do that
ive even known people who leave the brown to tick people off

then i came across this while reading news on the internet
a simple way it is to save that 2.5 gallons a day
only you will know if you did it

its peeing in the shower
ok you know some of you do it any way
the stuff is sterile
do it and you will save that 2.5 gallons
add a if its yellow let it mellow
add holding it for a long long time before showering
you could save another 2.5 gallons

then there is the hot tub and the swimming pool etc
for me at the country n theres all that acreage that could
be used to help kill a weed maybe

so you can see that we in this area could save close
to 3 billion gallons a year of water
at no cost to anyone

we might save the planet

the organicgreen doctor

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