A Brief Note On Excessive Amount Of Water Essay

809 Words Jan 7th, 2016 4 Pages
On a daily basis, I use an excessive amount of water. I am guilty of taking this resource for granted by taking long showers, not using a stopper while washing dishes, thus leaving the hot water running for far too long, and washing less than a full load of clothing on multiple occasions. Rather than wasting all of the water that I use in the shower and while cleaning dishes in the sink, I could have been reusing it as greywater. Greywater is household wastewater that can be reused to clean household items or water the lawn and garden. I take water for granted because I have always had it as a readily available resource. I have never thought to change my behaviors because I have never personally experienced what it is like to lack clean water in that way that many developing countries do. Until I took an environmental science class in high school, I never even knew how overwatering one’s lawn could immensely impact the lives of citizens in developing countries. The number one way that water is misused is from overwatering the lawn. By using too much water on the lawn or in a garden, the excess water will run off of the lawn and will eventually find its way into a local body of water such as a river, pond, lake, or even the ocean depending on where the location of this runoff occurs. Even rain may cause runoff, and while it occurs, sediments are carried with it. Such sediments include oil from the road, garbage left behind on streets and sidewalks, and most importantly…

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