How To Solve the Water Crisis: Individual Sacrifice?

How To Solve the Water Crisis: Individual Sacrifice?

Stephanie Kinnear
Nov 24, 2009

If you've read the news, you know California is in the midst of a serious water crisis. And according to the experts, the only way we're going to be able to deal with it is through conservation—through individual sacrifice.

Water-saving gadgets and rebates are all good things, but we've always believed in the power of finding ways to conserve water in the home (shorter showers, better dishwashing techniques, etc.)

From the article:

Compared to building new reservoirs, recycling or seawater desalination, conservation is one of the cheapest, quickest and least environmentally damaging ways for the state to get more water.

Want to learn how to save water? The article points to San Luis Obispo, Ca as a shining beacon of water conservation. In the late 80s and early 90s the residents of this central California town learned how to conserve the hard way after their main water source dried up. And they never forgot.

Read the whole thing here.

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