Thursday, July 8, 2010

How precious our drinking water is

More and more Towns are enacting water bans. Many have their own wells and are now going to crack down on those who violate water bans. Rarely seen years ago, water bans are now full time in some communities and rightfully so.

Some interesting numbers come from the Globe and the MWRA. This past spring with heavy rains and flooding, gave rise to the water supply being at 96%. Just a few years ago, it was much lower. According to the MWRA, this past Sunday, water consumption was at 256 gallons and on Sunday, it was 307 million gallons of water used. Average water use for this time period is around 250 million gallons.

I will not be surprised to see water bans from the MWRA to all customers throughout the greater Boston area who are served by the Quabin. As we know first hand, from the rupture of the Weston pipe, water is so precious and even a temporary stoppage can cause serious problems for all of us.

Conserve where you can.


At July 9, 2010 at 8:24 AM , Blogger Junior said...

We hear all sorts of comments about conserving energy, but never hear much about conserving water. THere is a limited supply of water too, and we can not survive without it. People should be much more conscious of how they use water, and how they can use less.


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