How much water are you using each day? When brushing your teeth in the morning do you leave the water running? How long do you leave your water running when doing the dishes? Have you ever wondered if there is a limit on how much water we have?
Most people believe that because the earth is 71% water that we must have an endless supply of water. But that cannot be further from the truth, our planet is expected to run out of clen drinking water within the next 20 years. When it comes to water usage just America alone uses 1000’s of gallons of water every day. If we do not start working on preserving what is left of our drinking water, then we will have to make the switch to water that has been chemically altered to make it drinkable for us.
When it comes to each individual household, we waste about 100 gallons (about half the volume of a large refrigerator) of water a day. Doing simple things that most of us do not even think about the long-term affect it will have, such as brushing your teeth, showering, doing laundry, or even simply washing your hands. All these things, even though they are minuscule, begin adding up when 1,000,000’s people are doing this on a daily basis. Our water is running out and we need to do something now.
We need to plan on how to save our planet, and we need to do it quickly because without a plan we will run out of clean drinking water. For starters we could make sure to turn the water off while you brush your teeth because studies show that 35% of our planet leaves the water running while they brush their teeth which can take anywhere from 1-5 minutes. We could also save water by keeping ourselves aware of how much water we are using and trying to only turn the water on in necessary situations or only having it on for a purpose, not just letting it run.
At the end of the day, we need a plan, and we need to start acting on it now.