This is a huge amount of water devoted to a use that isn'considered a necessity in all circles. To make matters worse, experts estimate that as much as half of the water used for landscape irrigation is wasted due to evaporation, runoff, over-watering, and poorly designed systems.
It was January of 1988 and
John DeCell was out of a job.
He’d worked as a loan officer for
the First American Bank in his
hometown of Baytown, Texas for
five-and-a-half years, but the
banking industry had fallen
under hard times and DeCell suddenly
found himself without a
job. Factor into this the added
pressure of knowing your first
son is only months away from
being born, and you’ve an idea
of the headspace DeCell was in
on this particularly tumultuous
It's no mass government conspiracy that the availability of fresh
water is decreasing every day, while populations continue to rise
along with the demand for water. It's not as if there are more
freshwater sources today than there were a million years ago
-there aren't any new ones to tap into. Some scientists predict
that by the year 2050, more than one billion people in Asia alone
could face massive water shortages.
It wasn’t so very long ago that the water situation in many states had reached crisis proportions, resulting in the implementation of some of the toughest watering restrictions that had ever been seen.
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE—It might seem that way, since much of our earth is covered in water, but we all know that water is an exhaustible resource and we must do our part to conserve.