“Do you conserve water?” That was the headline of an online article I recently read. But what grabbed my attention was the date of the article – August 1963. That was 47 years ago.
The idea that in 1963 we were talking about resource management, energy conservation and efficient systems got me thinking about how far we’ve come in the past 47 years. Back in 1963, only about 35 percent of all streams in the US were safe for swimming and fishing, today it is 60 percent, and our waterways are not the only places where improvements can be seen.
We have also made significant strides in achieving cleaner water and conserving it, both residentially and commercially, Due to greater awareness of the many benefits of water conservation and energy-savings both business owners and homeowners have achieved impressive results, In addition, more energy efficient motors, pumps and other HVAC products having been instrumental in conserving water and money,
However, there is still a great deal of improvements that can be achieved in these areas. Most of us are familiar with the term “carbon footprint” but how many us know what our “Water Footprint” is?
If you’d like to learn more, the following article is an interesting read. http://www.waterfootprint.org/?page=cal/WaterFootprintCalculator