Water. We just keep hearing about water. Well, actually we are hearing about the lack of water. As most everyone knows, California is in the fourth year of drought, and it just isn’t getting any better. I listened to the rain pouring down this afternoon, accompanied by the sound of thunder and claps of lightening. All the experts say about it is “too little, too late”. Well obviously we will take any water we can get, and be grateful for it. I contrast this to the winter we had too much water, and the levee broke, flooding parts of Yuba County. Mother Nature seems to have a hard time finding middle ground.
So, I ask all of you, what are you doing to conserve water? At my home I am encouraging shorter showers. Much shorter for the 14 year old. (Note to self: having a tankless water heater that never runs out of hot water is not necessarily a good thing). I am also reminding my family not to run the water unless absolutely necessary. Do you really need to rinse the dishes before they go in the dishwasher? Probably not, at least with my dishwasher. We have watered the yard only a handful of times this winter, and it shows. As long as things are still somewhat alive, we will manage.
So pass along your suggestions on what we can do to conserve this year, and don’t stop praying for rain, in any amount.