Friday, April 11, 2008
The water main to the Coffman Ranch broke at some point overnight. So, we woke up to no water service this morning.
I am happy to tell you that I was able to sponge bathe, wash my hair, brush my teeth, and complete every other task necessary to get ready for the day while using only about 2/3 of a 16 oz. bottle of water.
That inspires me to try to conserve more water even during the times that we have ample water supply. It also reminds me of those who don't have safe drinking water throughout the world.
To be fair, this isn't a totally new revelation for me. For the past few years I have tried to be more conscientious about my usage. For example, I grew up letting the water run while I brushed my teeth, and I have since worked to adjust that behavior.
There is something to be said for being smart users of the earth's resources rather than being wasteful just because they are in good supply in our area of the world.
Do you guys do anything special to conserve resources?