waterissuesBlessed with easily accessible water, we in the Western world often forget that water is a God-given gift, not a convenient miracle of municipal government and indoor plumbing. Without water, we, and the rest of God’s beloved creation, would not have life.

Conserving water is an act of stewardship.  Water is a precious gift that is not available to all people equally.  We should seek to use only what we need so that there would be enough for all.

rainbarrelSimple Actions You Can Take

  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
  • Install low-flow shower heads and toilets
  • Shorten the length of your shower
  • Fix leaky toilets and faucets
  • Use rain barrels to capture runoff from your roof and use them to water your garden.

Further Resources

Caring for All Creation: By the Waters

#57 Water Conservation In and Around the Home Environmental issues often seem too big and too distant to do anything about. But there is plenty you can do when you bring the focus closer to home. 57 Ways to Protect Your Home Environment (and Yourself) describes a variety of practical steps you can take to protect your health, your family’s health, and the small piece of the planet that you call home.

25 Ways to Conserve Water at Home Water conservation has become an essential practice in all regions, even in areas where water seems abundant. In addition to saving money on your utility bill, water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers and local watersheds. Earth Easy provides 25 different ways to conserve water in your home.

Water Conservation at Home A basic overview for children on water conservation in the home and its benefits, with links to several great sources for both children and adults. Article recommended by young environmental leaders at South Broadmoor Middle School in Daly City.

Home Water Conservation Guide Tips for saving water and money in your home, broken down by living area.

American Rivers “American Rivers is the only national organization standing up for healthy rivers so our communities can thrive. Through national advocacy, innovative solutions and our growing network of strategic partners, we protect and promote our rivers as valuable assets that are vital to our health, safety and quality of life.”

Citizens for a Healthy Bay An organization which promotes action to clean up the Puget Sound, leading restoration and protection projects as well as advocating and educating.

EPA: WaterSense WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, makes it easy for Americans to save water and protect the environment.

Washington Water Trust a neutral, nonregulatory nonprofit, dedicated to improving and protecting stream flows and water quality throughout Washington state. We use voluntary, market-based transactions and cooperative partnerships to create balanced solutions. So fish, agriculture, business and wildlife—upon which we all depend—can thrive.

Water Saving Systems Water is being use in our daily life for many causes and they are running out. Using water management items and technologies, you can save more than 80% of the water usage at home. This page offers general information, suggestions on ways to save water, and relevant links.