Today is Blog Action Day which is a day for bloggers to talk about the environment. The first environmental issue that popped into my mind is water conservation. As I follow the Hawaii news, I often see articles about drought conditions and water issues. This web site touches on how drought prone Hawaii has been over history. Hawaii isn’t the only part of the US with drought issues. Take a look at this current drought monitor map and you’ll see that many areas of the US are struggling. I currently live in one of the areas designated in the most severe category, “Exceptional Drought”.
Whether you’re experiencing a drought or not, it’s always wise to use water resources wisely. I encourage you to review 100 ways to save water. Just one of the top tips that I have implemented is that I turn the water off while I brush my teeth. I was amazed to see that I can save 4 gallons per minute. For a family of four, that translates into 10,400 gallons per year! What water conservation tips to you have?