To expand on my blog “WaterConservation and Meat from TEXAS”, I would like to address that as much as I am for conserving our water and raising our own animals. I do think we should maybe not farm for rice in Texas or any other crop that is water expansive. Most farmers need 2,000 liters of water to produce one kilogram of rice. Now that’s a lot! Those 2,000 liters could go to something more important such as farming livestock. Texas does have a lot of room to grow so why not keep the land just for those animals and leave the rice to states and countries that can make an abundance of it without still struggling for water.
Personally as an everyday Texan, living in an area that the land is desperate for water, I think I could personally conserve water. At least in my own home as I am sure that most of us could. Why don’t we make it a law to only allow shower heads to run only 15 minutes at a time, so you are forced to take shorter showers. I know that some people do not take that long to shower, but hey my brother takes about 30 minutes. Crazy, I know. But this could help with those of us that use more than we really need. As well as laundry day, some people do it every day and it really is not needed that often. Families of 4 should cut laundry in half by only doing it twice a week. I know that some family’s do it every day! More than half the time the load can fit a lot more in them and we don’t use the space.
Did you know that every time you flush your toilet, you waste approximately 3.5 gallons of clean water and go through about 17 gallons a day! Now this is insane why are we using water that we could bathe and drink in to flush our waste? I know it would take a lot of effort to change this around but I know an easier way to help this. If you are at home and you only have to urinate, why don’t you just not flush it that time and wait till the next time you have to go. That way you are now saving approximately 4 gallons of water each day. I could do that.