Household Water Conservation
Water conservation is the a cost-effective and environmentally sound way to reduce our demand for water. It stretches our supplies farther, protects our natural resource, puts less pressure on our sewage treatment facilities, and uses less energy for water heating.
Collecting rainwater to use during dry months saves you money and protects a vital natural resource – our water supply. Droughts and diminishing aquifers are symptoms of a decreasing water supply. By reducing the demand for water we can avoid disasters such as these (or at least minimize their impact).
Next time it rains, imagine all the water that’s running down your driveway and into the storm drains instead being used in your home and garden. It can be done – and rain barrels are the key.