BC Canada is having the driest summer ever. California is suffering from a four year drought. Because of climate change, droughts may be the new normal. What sorts of things might we do to conserve water?
~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)
- Toilets are the biggest user of domestic water. We need new designs that use higher pressure and lower volumes.
- The grey water from washing and bathing could be recycled for toilet flushing and watering indoor and outdoor plants.
- Tubs could have an insert to make them narrower.
- We could collect rainwater.
- Install smart meters so that water gets more expensive the lower the reserves.
- Replacing outdoor lawns and plants with drought tolerant ones.
- No more private swimming pools.
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Survival Is Not Mandatory
To prevent dangerous global warming, we need to get our CO₂ emissions down to 1 tonne (1.10 tons) per person per year. The average North American emits 20 tonnes (22.05 tons) to 30 tonnes (33.07 tons) a year and stubbornly refuses to cut back by even 1%. As W. Edwards Deming put it, You do not have to change: survival is not mandatory.~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)
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