How Low Flow Can You Go?

7 Mar

“In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference”
– Rachel Carson

Water Week (March 19-25) is coming up in a few weeks so we wanted to share a few amazing ideas/projects people are working on in the days leading up to it…

The Water Conservation Challenge

To raise awareness on  the over-use of fresh water, water scarcity and water pollution consider How low flow can you go?  Take the water conservation challenge:

  Living on 25 litres (quarts) of water per day is not as easy as it sounds, most of us living in developed countries use a lot more than that… A LOT more. In fact, Canadians and Americans average more than 330 litres per day! But while the challenge may not be easy, it is certainly not impossible as all of us have proven.

There are many different ways you can go about this, the original campaigner fills up a large jug with 25 litres every morning and does not use a faucet at all for the rest of the day. All water comes from this jug including drinking water, water for a sponge bath (sorry, showers are use far too much water) and water for flushing the toilet.

Grey water reuse is a must, the sponge or cloth from a sponge bath can be wrung out and reused in the toilet as can excess water from a load of laundry.  But the Water Conservation Challenge is not just about saving water on our own, it is an educational and awareness building campaign. We seek to promote water stewardship and sustainable practices in our communities and in local media.

Are you taking the Water Challenge?  Leave us a comment – we’d love to hear about your experience!  Or check out these sites to hear more from those who’ve committed to limiting their water use:

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