I owe learning this lesson to my sister.
She’s spent her entire adult life going behind people and turning off the water. “Don’t waste the water,” she’d say as she reached over and cut if off while I was running a bath. It’s my strongest memory of her as a teenager.
We’re turning off the water when we brush our teeth and while we wash our hands. I like how Nadine Sellers says she treats it like liquid gold. This is one my husband said he never thought about before he met me.
That makes me proud.
A friend of mine wrote me a few months ago from his internship in India. He said he showered and washed from a bucket. It’s amazing the amount of water wasted when we shower, and now that he can’t, he thinks about it all the time. This was the only way to wash when I resided with a family in the Amazon Rain Forest. And so, a few times a week, I try only washing from the bucket to remind myself of what I truly have.
And what they don’t.
It’s not so difficult.
- Think Green Thursdays: Conserving Water In The Home (houston.cbslocal.com)
- Conserve Water: Navy Shower (greenerlivingideas.wordpress.com)
- Saving water can save you money on your energy bills (exigeenergysolutions.wordpress.com)