Monday, March 10, 2014
up a dry creek
Where is it going: we shit in clean water, 100 gallons is used to wash and process every killed beef, we take 10 even 20 minute showers, leaky pipes, car wash, fracking, steam in fossil fuel and nuke power plants, manufacturing waste, we irrigate corn to make ethanol just to burn that up, we pour tens of thousands of gallons on a lawn so we can cut it off every week, old dish and clothing washing machines, and drinking.
I was in a public rest room last week with a waterless urinal, worked fine, not sure how but it worked, a sign said a urinal in a busy public toilet uses 40,000 gallons of water a year. Our washer and dishwasher pooped out last year, bought new ones with the lowest water usage we could get, our water bill has fallen significantly, electric bill too. The water table is falling fast in my state. If we don't cut back, we will be up a dry creek with no need for a paddle.